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How many different positive integers can be formed using each digit in the set {0,1,3,3,3,7,8} exactly once?(Naturally, the number can't begin with 0)
A. 160
B. 720
C. 1440
D. 4320
E. 5040

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How many different positive integers can be formed using each digit in the set {0,1,3,3,3,7,8} exactly once?(Naturally, the number can't begin with 0)
A. 160
B. 720
C. 1440
D. 4320
E. 5040

Please provide explanation for the choice you mark as correct.



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Since the first number can't be 0, then there are only 6 possible numbers than there could be. Then the following 6 number are a regular permutation, with 3 of the elements being the same

Number of integers will be 6*6!/3!= 720

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solitaryreaper wrote:
How many different positive integers can be formed using each digit in the set {0,1,3,3,3,7,8} exactly once?(Naturally, the number can't begin with 0)
A. 160
B. 720
C. 1440
D. 4320
E. 5040

Please provide explanation for the choice you mark as correct.



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Since the first number can't be 0, then there are only 6 possible numbers that we could use in that possition. Then the following 6 number are a regular permutation, with 3 of the elements being the same

Number of integers will be 6*6!/3!= 720

Hope it is clear,
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solitaryreaper wrote:
How many different positive integers can be formed using each digit in the set {0,1,3,3,3,7,8} exactly once?(Naturally, the number can't begin with 0)
A. 160
B. 720
C. 1440
D. 4320
E. 5040

Please provide explanation for the choice you mark as correct.



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First digit can take 6 values= 1,3,3,3,7,8
second digit can take 6 values= 5 remaining from the above set + 0
3rd digit can take 5 values and so on

6*6*5*4*3*2 are the total ways when numbers are allowed to repeat.

But since 3 is three times, divide the above expression by 3!

6*6*5*4*3*2/3!= 720

B is the answer
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New post 28 Jul 2016, 00:08
can we say 7!/ 3! = 840 = total numbers
and keeping 0 a first location then 6!/3! = 120 would be the number when 0 at first locatio
840 -120 = 720
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