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How many different 4-digit numbers can be written using the digits 1 to 8 without repetition such that the number always contains the digit 2?
A. 360
B. 560
C. 760
D. 840
E. 1260

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How many different 4-digit numbers can be written using the digits 1 to 8 without repetition such that the number always contains the digit 2?
A. 360
B. 560
C. 760
D. 840
E. 1260


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The most restrictive case. We should have a two.
No repetition. Numbers range from 1 to 8.
= 1*7*6*5 = 210 ways we can write if '2' is in the first position.
= 4*(210)
=840 ways.

Another method.

Without restriction for 8 digits- 8*7*6*5 = 1680 Ways we can write.
Without restriction for 7 digits- 7*6*5*4 = 840 Ways.

With restriction = 1680 - 840 = 840 Ways.

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chetan2u wrote:
How many different 4-digit numbers can be written using the digits 1 to 8 without repetition such that the number always contains the digit 2?
A. 360
B. 560
C. 760
D. 840
E. 1260


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All possibel combinations - combinations without using digit 2

(8*7*6*5) - (7*6*5*4) = 840
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chetan2u wrote:
How many different 4-digit numbers can be written using the digits 1 to 8 without repetition such that the number always contains the digit 2?
A. 360
B. 560
C. 760
D. 840
E. 1260


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Let's list all possibilities and then subtract those without 2.
\((8*7*6*5)-(7*6*5*4)\)
\(7*6*5*4=840\)

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4*7p3=840 and that implies option ->D
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the question is asking for what are some possible way to rearrange 7 numbers into 3 columns, since 2 always occupy 1 of 4 total columns,

it is permutation, not combination where the question would give you if there are 4 columns, what are some possible ways to choose 4 numbers from 1 to 8

since it is permutation, it is 7p3 for each column, 7p3 = 7! / (7-3)! = 7 * 6 * 5 = 210
now we have the permutation for each column, now, there is digit 2 which can occupy any of 4 of 4 column
so, multiply 4 withe the permutation for each column, answer = 4 * 210 = 840
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