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Of the three-digit integers greater than 750, how many have at least two digits that are equal to each other?

(A) 56
(B) 70
(C) 72
(D) 74
(E) 78

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Bunuel wrote:
Of the three-digit integers greater than 750, how many have at least two digits that are equal to each other?

(A) 56
(B) 70
(C) 72
(D) 74
(E) 78

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We will divide it into three parts 750-799, 800-899 and 900-999

Two ways almost similar to the ones explained above..

(I) Find the numbers with unique digits..

750-799 - 1st digit is 7, tens digit can be any of 5, 6, 8 or 9--so 4 ways, and the ones digit will be any of the digits except first and tens digit so 10-2=8 ways..
Numbers = 1*4*8=32 ways
800-899 - 1st digit is 8, tens digit can be any of 10 digits except first/hundreds digit--so 9 ways, and the ones digit will be any of the digits except first and tens digit so 10-2=8 ways..
Numbers = 1*9*8=72 ways
900-999 - Same as above 1*9*8=72 ways
Total numbers = 999-750+1=250 and numbers with different digits above 750 = 32+72+72=176.
Thus, numbers with at least 2 digits similar = 250-176=74 numbers

(II) Find the numbers straight -

There are 3 ways this can happen - Hundreds and tens digit are similar OR Hundreds and ones digit are similar OR ones and tens digit are similar
750-799 -
1st digit and tens is 7, and the ones digit will be any of the digits so 1*1*10= 10 ways..
1st digit and ones is 7, and the tens digit will be any of the digits- 5, 6, 8 and 9 ,so 1*4*1=4 ways..
1st digit is 7, and the tens digit and ones digit will be any of the digits- 5, 6, 8 and 9 ,so 1*4*1=4 ways..
Total with 7 in hundreds place = 10+4+4=18 numbers
800-899 -
1st digit and tens is 8, and the ones digit will be any of the digits so 1*1*10= 10 ways..
1st digit and ones is 8, and the tens digit will be any of the digits except 8 ,so 1*9*1=9 ways..
1st digit is 8, and the tens digit and ones digit will be any of the digits except 8 ,so 1*9*1=9 ways..
Total with 8 in hundreds place = 10+9+9=28 numbers
900-999 - Same as above 28 numbers

[b]Total numbers =18+28+28=74

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Bunuel wrote:
Of the three-digit integers greater than 750, how many have at least two digits that are equal to each other?

(A) 56
(B) 70
(C) 72
(D) 74
(E) 78

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Method 1 :

Total 3 digit numbers greater than 750 = 249
Total number of numbers having unique digits = Total no. of unique digits between 800 to 999 + Total no. of unique digits between 750 and 799
= 2*9*8 + 1*4*8 = 144 + 32 = 176 (This contains 750 as well)
Hence the numbers which have at least two digits equal = 249 - (176 -1) = 74.

Method 2 :

The numbers which have all the 3 digits equal (777,888,999) = 3
Lets calculate the numbers which have two digits equal.

First for the range (800-999) :
XXY 2*1*9 = 18
XYX 2*9*1 = 18
XYY 2*9*1 = 18

Total for this range = 3*18 = 54

For the range (750-799)
XXY 1*1*9 = 9
XYX 1*4*1 = 4
XYY 1*4*1 = 4

Total for this range = 17
Hence the numbers which have at least two digits equal = 54 + 17 + 3 = 74.

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