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How many odd three-digit integers greater than 800 are there

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How many odd three-digit integers greater than 800 are there such that all their digits are different?

a) 40
b) 56
c) 72
d) 81
e) 104




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1. Let's consider 8xy set
2. y e [1,3,5,7,9] (5 possibilities), x has 10 possibilities - 2 possibilities (8 and y). The total number is 5*8=40
3. Let's consider 9xy set
4. y e [1,3,5,7] (4 possibilities), x has 10 possibilities - 2 possibilities (9 and y). The total number is 4*8=32
5 40+32=72
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1. Let's consider 8xy set
2. y e [1,3,5,7,9] (5 possibilities), x has 10 possibilities - 2 possibilities (8 and y). The total number is 5*8=40
3. Let's consider 9xy set
4. y e [1,3,5,7] (4 possibilities), x has 10 possibilities - 2 possibilities (9 and y). The total number is 4*8=32
5 40+32=72



Great explanation walker! Thanks. The OA is C. I just have 1 question. Why did you have to start first from the left digit, then skipped the middle digit to go to the right digit, then back to the middle digit? Why couldn't you just go from left to middle, then from middle to right?

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I saw that we have two different cases here: 8 and 9. 9 is odd and we cannot choose 9 as a unit digit. 8 is even and don't add a restriction to a unit digit. That is why I started with division of the problem by two cases: 8xy and 9xy
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I saw that we have two different cases here: 8 and 9. 9 is odd and we cannot choose 9 as a unit digit. 8 is even and don't add a restriction to a unit digit. That is why I started with division of the problem by two cases: 8xy and 9xy


as always, you never failed to answer my questions. you're a legend ;)
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