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guerrero25 wrote: How many fivedigit numbers can be formed from the digits 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5, if no digits can repeat and the number must be divisible by 4?
A. 36 B. 48 C. 72 D. 96 E. 144 A number to be divisible by 4 its last two digit must be divisible by 4 (similarly a number to be divisible by 2 its last digit must be divisible by 2; to be divisible by 8, last three digits must be divisible by 8 and so on). Thus the last two digit must be 04, 12, 20, 24, 32, 40, or 52. If the last two digits are 04, 20, or 40, the first three digits can take 4*3*2= 24 values. Total for this case: 24*3 = 72. If the last two digits are 12, 24, 32, or 52, the first three digits can take 3*3*2= 18 values (that's because the first digit in this case cannot be 0, thus we are left only with 3 options for it not 4, as in previous case). Total for this case: 18*4 = 72. Grand total 72 +72 =144. Answer: E.
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Bunuel wrote: guerrero25 wrote: How many fivedigit numbers can be formed from the digits 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5, if no digits can repeat and the number must be divisible by 4?
A. 36 B. 48 C. 72 D. 96 E. 144 A number to be divisible by 4 its last two digit must be divisible by 4 (similarly a number to be divisible by 2 its last digit must be divisible by 2; to be divisible by 8, last three digits must be divisible by 8 and so on). Thus the last two digit must be 04, 12, 20, 24, 32, 40, or 52. If the last two digits are 04, 20, or 40, the first three digits can take 4*3*2= 24 values. Total for this case: 24*3 = 72. If the last two digits are 12, 24, 32, or 52, the first three digits can take 3*3*2= 18 values (that's because the first digit in this case cannot be 0, thus we are left only with 3 options for it not 4, as in previous case). Total for this case: 18*4 = 72. Grand total 72 +72 =144. Answer: E. Similar question to practice: howmanyfivedigitnumberscanbeformedusingdigits91597.html
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Bunuel wrote: guerrero25 wrote: How many fivedigit numbers can be formed from the digits 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5, if no digits can repeat and the number must be divisible by 4?
A. 36 B. 48 C. 72 D. 96 E. 144 A number to be divisible by 4 its last two digit must be divisible by 4 (similarly a number to be divisible by 2 its last digit must be divisible by 2; to be divisible by 8, last three digits must be divisible by 8 and so on). Thus the last two digit must be 04, 12, 20, 24, 32, 40, or 52. If the last two digits are 04, 20, or 40, the first three digits can take 4*3*2= 24 values. Total for this case: 24*3 = 72. If the last two digits are 12, 24, 32, or 52, the first three digits can take 3*3*2= 18 values (that's because the first digit in this case cannot be 0, thus we are left only with 3 options for it not 4, as in previous case). Total for this case: 18*4 = 72. Grand total 72 +72 =144. Answer: E. Dear Bunnel, i dont understand the highlighted part... when the last 2 digits are 04, 20 or 40 then we have only 3 digits left for the 1st 3 to choose from... as 0,2 or 4 are gone??? same for the next highlighted part. please explain.
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nandinigaur wrote: Bunuel wrote: guerrero25 wrote: How many fivedigit numbers can be formed from the digits 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5, if no digits can repeat and the number must be divisible by 4?
A. 36 B. 48 C. 72 D. 96 E. 144 A number to be divisible by 4 its last two digit must be divisible by 4 (similarly a number to be divisible by 2 its last digit must be divisible by 2; to be divisible by 8, last three digits must be divisible by 8 and so on). Thus the last two digit must be 04, 12, 20, 24, 32, 40, or 52. If the last two digits are 04, 20, or 40, the first three digits can take 4*3*2= 24 values. Total for this case: 24*3 = 72. If the last two digits are 12, 24, 32, or 52, the first three digits can take 3*3*2= 18 values (that's because the first digit in this case cannot be 0, thus we are left only with 3 options for it not 4, as in previous case). Total for this case: 18*4 = 72. Grand total 72 +72 =144. Answer: E. Dear Bunnel, i dont understand the highlighted part... when the last 2 digits are 04, 20 or 40 then we have only 3 digits left for the 1st 3 to choose from... as 0,2 or 4 are gone??? same for the next highlighted part. please explain. Yes, we are told that no digits can repeat. So, if the last two digits are 04, 20, or 40, we are left with 4 digits for the first, 3 digits for the second and 2 digits for the third one. The same applies to the second case. Hope it's clear.
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Bunuel wrote: nandinigaur wrote: Dear Bunnel,
i dont understand the highlighted part... when the last 2 digits are 04, 20 or 40 then we have only 3 digits left for the 1st 3 to choose from... as 0,2 or 4 are gone???
same for the next highlighted part.
please explain. Yes, we are told that no digits can repeat. So, if the last two digits are 04, 20, or 40, we are left with 4 digits for the first, 3 digits for the second and 2 digits for the third one. The same applies to the second case. Hope it's clear. no what i mean is that we have 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 to choose from. so, if the last two digits are 04, 20, or 40... then 3 of the 6 digits to choose from are gone. we will be left with 2,3,5??? how 4?
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nandinigaur wrote: Bunuel wrote: nandinigaur wrote: Dear Bunnel,
i dont understand the highlighted part... when the last 2 digits are 04, 20 or 40 then we have only 3 digits left for the 1st 3 to choose from... as 0,2 or 4 are gone???
same for the next highlighted part.
please explain. Yes, we are told that no digits can repeat. So, if the last two digits are 04, 20, or 40, we are left with 4 digits for the first, 3 digits for the second and 2 digits for the third one. The same applies to the second case. Hope it's clear. no what i mean is that we have 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 to choose from. so, if the last two digits are 04, 20, or 40... then 3 of the 6 digits to choose from are gone. we will be left with 2,3,5??? how 4? For EACH case of 04, 20, or 40 we used 2 digits and we are left with 4. Isn't it?
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To be divisible by four the number needs to end in 04, 40, 20, 12, 32 or 52.
Now then, we have 4 numbers remaining and 3 slots. 4C3 * 3! ways to order them. We do this for each combination so: 4C3*3!*6=24*6=144
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Bunuel wrote: Bunuel wrote: guerrero25 wrote: How many fivedigit numbers can be formed from the digits 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5, if no digits can repeat and the number must be divisible by 4?
A. 36 B. 48 C. 72 D. 96 E. 144 A number to be divisible by 4 its last two digit must be divisible by 4 (similarly a number to be divisible by 2 its last digit must be divisible by 2; to be divisible by 8, last three digits must be divisible by 8 and so on). Thus the last two digit must be 04, 12, 20, 24, 32, 40, or 52. If the last two digits are 04, 20, or 40, the first three digits can take 4*3*2= 24 values. Total for this case: 24*3 = 72. If the last two digits are 12, 24, 32, or 52, the first three digits can take 3*3*2= 18 values (that's because the first digit in this case cannot be 0, thus we are left only with 3 options for it not 4, as in previous case). Total for this case: 18*4 = 72. Grand total 72 +72 =144. Answer: E. Similar question to practice: howmanyfivedigitnumberscanbeformedusingdigits91597.htmlHi Bunuel, When I try to use the same method in the link you sent, I still don't get the wanted result. If we choose all numbers except for "0", we have either 12, 24, 32,52 for the endings, and 3*2*1 for the first place. This gives 6*4. If we include "0", we get, for the ending, 20,40,04. and for the first digits, 4*3*2  > 24*2 = 48. all in all: 48 + 24 = 72.... Still not the right answer... What is wrong with this?



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ronr34 wrote: Bunuel wrote: Bunuel wrote: How many fivedigit numbers can be formed from the digits 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5, if no digits can repeat and the number must be divisible by 4?
A. 36 B. 48 C. 72 D. 96 E. 144
A number to be divisible by 4 its last two digit must be divisible by 4 (similarly a number to be divisible by 2 its last digit must be divisible by 2; to be divisible by 8, last three digits must be divisible by 8 and so on).
Thus the last two digit must be 04, 12, 20, 24, 32, 40, or 52.
If the last two digits are 04, 20, or 40, the first three digits can take 4*3*2= 24 values. Total for this case: 24*3 = 72.
If the last two digits are 12, 24, 32, or 52, the first three digits can take 3*3*2= 18 values (that's because the first digit in this case cannot be 0, thus we are left only with 3 options for it not 4, as in previous case). Total for this case: 18*4 = 72.
Grand total 72 +72 =144.
Answer: E. Similar question to practice: howmanyfivedigitnumberscanbeformedusingdigits91597.htmlHi Bunuel, When I try to use the same method in the link you sent, I still don't get the wanted result. If we choose all numbers except for "0", we have either 12, 24, 32,52 for the endings, and 3*2*1 for the first place. This gives 6*4. If we include "0", we get, for the ending, 20,40,04. and for the first digits, 4*3*2  > 24*2 = 48. all in all: 48 + 24 = 72.... Still not the right answer... What is wrong with this? That other question is about numbers divisible by 3, not 4. You cannot use the same approach.
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Bunuel wrote: ronr34 wrote: Bunuel wrote: Hi Bunuel, When I try to use the same method in the link you sent, I still don't get the wanted result. If we choose all numbers except for "0", we have either 12, 24, 32,52 for the endings, and 3*2*1 for the first place. This gives 6*4. If we include "0", we get, for the ending, 20,40,04. and for the first digits, 4*3*2  > 24*2 = 48. all in all: 48 + 24 = 72.... Still not the right answer... What is wrong with this? That other question is about numbers divisible by 3, not 4. You cannot use the same approach. I realize that. My question is why not?



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mitzers wrote: How many fivedigit numbers can be formed from the digits 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5, if no digits can repeat and the number must be divisible by 4?
A) 36 B) 48 C) 72 D) 96 E) 144
Answer is E. Unsure of how to solve this?? You have 6 digits and you need a 5 digit number. In how many ways can the number be divisible by 4? If it ends with 04 or 12 or 20 or 24 or 32 or 40 or 52, it will be divisible by 4. All 3 combinations that have a 0 as one of the last two digits can be formed by using basic counting principle. 4 * 3 * 2= 24. (First digit in 4 ways, second in3 ways and third in 2 ways) Since there are 3 such combinations, you get 24*3 = 72 The other 4 combinations which do not have a 0 in the last two digits can be formed by 3 * 3 * 2 = 18 (First digit in 3 ways (no 0), second in 3 ways (leftover 2 digits and 0) and third in 2 ways. Since there are 4 such combinations, you get 18*4 = 72 Total number of ways = 72 + 72 = 144
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Yep, got it right. to do it faster, we need to combine cases where in 0 occurs in the last 2 digits and where it doesnt occur.



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Hi Karishma. I understand 3 * 3 * 2 = 18. 1st digit has 3 options, 2nd has 3 options, then 2, and 1 finally. However, instead of starting with the 1st digit, can I think this way : the 3rd digit has 4 options, then 2nd digit has 3 options, then 1st has only 1 option? Then it is 4*3 = 12. Why thinking in these two ways should two different numbers of possible arrangement? Can you help please?



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guerrero25 wrote: How many fivedigit numbers can be formed from the digits 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5, if no digits can repeat and the number must be divisible by 4?
A. 36 B. 48 C. 72 D. 96 E. 144 My approach: Total of 600 possible number: 5x5x4x3x2x1 (zero can't be the 1st digit) Of those 600 number, 300 are even, because you have 3 odd and 3 even numbers. Of those 300 even numbers, about half are multiple of 4. So answer choice E.



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Bunuel wrote: guerrero25 wrote: How many fivedigit numbers can be formed from the digits 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5, if no digits can repeat and the number must be divisible by 4?
A. 36 B. 48 C. 72 D. 96 E. 144 A number to be divisible by 4 its last two digit must be divisible by 4 (similarly a number to be divisible by 2 its last digit must be divisible by 2; to be divisible by 8, last three digits must be divisible by 8 and so on). Thus the last two digit must be 04, 12, 20, 24, 32, 40, or 52. If the last two digits are 04, 20, or 40, the first three digits can take 4*3*2= 24 values. Total for this case: 24*3 = 72. If the last two digits are 12, 24, 32, or 52, the first three digits can take 3*3*2= 18 values (that's because the first digit in this case cannot be 0, thus we are left only with 3 options for it not 4, as in previous case). Total for this case: 18*4 = 72.Grand total 72 +72 =144. Answer: E. Sir what i dont understand is how can the 3 numbers be arranged in 4 ways in case 2? (highlighted text) Thanks



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srishti201996 wrote: Bunuel wrote: guerrero25 wrote: How many fivedigit numbers can be formed from the digits 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5, if no digits can repeat and the number must be divisible by 4?
A. 36 B. 48 C. 72 D. 96 E. 144 A number to be divisible by 4 its last two digit must be divisible by 4 (similarly a number to be divisible by 2 its last digit must be divisible by 2; to be divisible by 8, last three digits must be divisible by 8 and so on). Thus the last two digit must be 04, 12, 20, 24, 32, 40, or 52. If the last two digits are 04, 20, or 40, the first three digits can take 4*3*2= 24 values. Total for this case: 24*3 = 72. If the last two digits are 12, 24, 32, or 52, the first three digits can take 3*3*2= 18 values (that's because the first digit in this case cannot be 0, thus we are left only with 3 options for it not 4, as in previous case). Total for this case: 18*4 = 72.Grand total 72 +72 =144. Answer: E. Sir what i dont understand is how can the 3 numbers be arranged in 4 ways in case 2? (highlighted text) Thanks In that case, the last two digit can take 4 different values: 12, 24, 32, or 52. The first three digits can take 18 values. Total = 4*18.
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