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Of the 3-digit positive integers greater than 600, how many

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Of the 3-digit positive integers greater than 600, how many have two digits that are equal to each other and the remaining digit different from the other two?

A. 144
B. 108
C. 107
D. 90
E. 72

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Originally posted by chondro48 on 08 Aug 2019, 13:54.
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The three-digit positive integers greater than 600 that have exactly two digits that are equal to each other can mean:

AAB, ABA, ABB.

As hundreds digit, A can only be of 4 digits, that are 6,7,8, or 9.

AAB = 4*1*9 =36 (e.g. 660)
ABA = 4*9*1 =36 (e.g. 606)
ABB = 4*9*1 =36 (e.g. 600)

Sum of all is 108. However, don't forget to subtract 1 from 108 (as ABB =600 should NOT be included).

Final answer is (C) - 107

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Originally posted by chondro48 on 08 Aug 2019, 14:11.
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Hi chondro48

We can translate three-digit positive integers greater than 600 that have exactly two digits that are equal to each other to this:

All 3 digit integers > 600 - all 3 different digit integers > 600 - all 3 same digit integers > 600 = all 3 digit integers that have exactly two digits that are equal to each other > 600

All 3 digit integers > 600 =4*10*10 - 1 (since 600 is not included) = 399
all 3 different digit integers > 600 = 4*9*8 = 288
all 3 same digit integers > 600 = 666, 777, 888 and 999 = 4

3 digit integers that have exactly two digits that are equal to each other > 600 = 399 - 288 - 4 = 107

(C) is the answer
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:cry: :cry: :cry: 108.
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its a nice one

combination 1
Digits from 660, 661, 662...669 = 10 , subtract 1 to not account 666 = total 9
as these combinations could be also with digit 7 , 8, and 9 = 9*4 = 36

combination 2
Digits from 606, 616, 626, 636,.....696 -> 10 , subtract 1 to not account 666 = total 9
as these combinations could be also with digit 7 , 8, and 9 = 9*4 = 36

combination 3
Digits from 600, 611, 622, 633,.....699 -> 10 , subtract 1 to not account 666 = total 9. Note number is greater than 600 as given in the question. So 9-1 = total 8
as these combinations could be also with digit 7 , 8, and 9 = 9*3 = 27
27 + 8 = total 35

36+36+35 = 107

C is the answer!
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New post 08 Aug 2019, 15:55
Prasannathawait wrote:
:cry: :cry: :cry: 108.
Why I am missing these traps?
Nice question chondro48

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I intentionally wrote the multiple choices with a trap in mind. :)
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Hi snoep,

Kindly :thumbup: either the question or my explanation. I haven give you :thumbup: already. Thanks :)

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yep , +1 for you :thumbup:

also +1 for your explanation as well
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Clearly, the format of the numbers should by
XXY - 4.9 = 36
YXX - 4.9 = 36
XYX - 4.9 = 36

Total = 36*3 = 108
Now, Sanity Check = There is 600 also included in the above count ,So remove it as mentioned in the problem.
So Total Number = 108 -1 = 107
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New post 09 Aug 2019, 02:51
:cry: That is naive of me after this much prep.
Thanks for reminding me that I have to watch out for these traps and that I should avoid making the same mistakes again.


chondro48 wrote:
Prasannathawait wrote:
:cry: :cry: :cry: 108.
Why I am missing these traps?
Nice question chondro48

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I intentionally wrote the multiple choices with a trap in mind. :)

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