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# Of the three digit numbers greater than 500, how many have exactly one

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Of the three digit numbers greater than 500, how many have exactly one digit repeating?

a) 134
b) 135
c) 136
d) 142
e) 148

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13 Dec 2017, 06:22
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JackMasterNone wrote:
Of the three digit numbers greater than 500, how many have exactly one digit repeating?

a) 134
b) 135
c) 136
d) 142
e) 148

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Three-digit number can have only following 3 patterns:
A. all digits are distinct;
B. two digits are alike and third is different;
C. all three digits are alike.

We need to calculate B. B = Total - A - C

The number of three-digit numbers which are greater than 500 is 499 (from 501 to 999, inclusive).
A. all digits are distinct = 5*9*8 = 360 (first digit can have only five values 5, 6, 7, 8, or 9);
C. all three are alike = 5 (555, 666, 777, 888, 999).

So, 499 - 360 - 5 = 134.

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29 Jul 2019, 08:17
i did it in a different way
so whatever the number will be , it will be (multiple of 5) -1
because in each series we will have 600, 700, 800,900 but not 1000,
only 134 is that kind of number

did it in 30 seconds

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29 Jul 2019, 08:42
lifeforhuskar wrote:
i did it in a different way
so whatever the number will be , it will be (multiple of 5) -1
because in each series we will have 600, 700, 800,900 but not 1000,
only 134 is that kind of number

did it in 30 seconds

Hit kudos if u like it

This won't work if all options were in the form 5n -1

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29 Jul 2019, 09:24
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Bombsante wrote:
Of the three digit numbers greater than 500, how many have exactly one digit repeating?

a) 134
b) 135
c) 136
d) 142
e) 148

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three ways:
xxy
xyx
yxx
3(5*9*1)=135
135-1 (for 500)=134
A
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Re: Of the three digit numbers greater than 500, how many have exactly one  [#permalink]

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09 Aug 2019, 00:11
Bunuel wrote:
JackMasterNone wrote:
Of the three digit numbers greater than 500, how many have exactly one digit repeating?

a) 134
b) 135
c) 136
d) 142
e) 148

Source: Expert's global practice tests

Three-digit number can have only following 3 patterns:
A. all digits are distinct;
B. two digits are alike and third is different;
C. all three digits are alike.

We need to calculate B. B = Total - A - C

The number of three-digit numbers which are greater than 500 is 499 (from 501 to 999, inclusive).
A. all digits are distinct = 5*9*8 = 360 (first digit can have only five values 5, 6, 7, 8, or 9);
C. all three are alike = 5 (555, 666, 777, 888, 999).

So, 499 - 360 - 5 = 134.

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Hope it helps.

hi, Is there any way which doesn't subtract unfavorable cases and directly count favorable cases? I know the above one is the best efficient but want to know other possibility as well.
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09 Sep 2019, 04:29
Bombsante wrote:
Of the three digit numbers greater than 500, how many have exactly one digit repeating?

a) 134
b) 135
c) 136
d) 142
e) 148

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Asked: Of the three digit numbers greater than 500, how many have exactly one digit repeating?

Numbers can be of form = {abb, bab, bba}

Form abb;
a = {6,7,8,9} = 4 ways
b = {0,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9} except digit a = 9 ways
Total numbers = 4*9 = 36 numbers
Let us take a = 5
b = {1,2,3,4,6,7,8,9} = 8 ways
Total numbers = 36 + 8 = 44 numbers

Form bab;
b = {5,6,7,8,9} = 5 ways
a = {0,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9} except digit b = 9 ways
Total numbers = 5*9 = 45 numbers

Form bba;
b = {5,6,7,8,9} = 5 ways
a = {0,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9} except digit b = 9 ways
Total numbers = 5*9 = 45 numbers

Adding all cases = 44 + 45 + 45 = 134 numbers

IMO A
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09 Sep 2019, 04:38
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nkhl.goyal wrote:
Bunuel wrote:
JackMasterNone wrote:
Of the three digit numbers greater than 500, how many have exactly one digit repeating?

a) 134
b) 135
c) 136
d) 142
e) 148

Source: Expert's global practice tests

Three-digit number can have only following 3 patterns:
A. all digits are distinct;
B. two digits are alike and third is different;
C. all three digits are alike.

We need to calculate B. B = Total - A - C

The number of three-digit numbers which are greater than 500 is 499 (from 501 to 999, inclusive).
A. all digits are distinct = 5*9*8 = 360 (first digit can have only five values 5, 6, 7, 8, or 9);
C. all three are alike = 5 (555, 666, 777, 888, 999).

So, 499 - 360 - 5 = 134.

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Hope it helps.

hi, Is there any way which doesn't subtract unfavorable cases and directly count favorable cases? I know the above one is the best efficient but want to know other possibility as well.

nkhl.goyal
Please see my solution and suggest any changes.
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09 Sep 2019, 05:15
hi, Is there any way which doesn't subtract unfavorable cases and directly count favorable cases? I know the above one is the best efficient but want to know other possibility as well.[/quote]

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Please see my solution and suggest any changes.[/quote]

Yes, I was looking the same.

For 1st part :
Form abb;
a = {6,7,8,9} = 4 ways
b = {0,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9} except digit a = 9 ways
Total numbers = 4*9 = 36 numbers
Let us take a = 5
b = {1,2,3,4,6,7,8,9} = 8 ways
Total numbers = 36 + 8 = 44 numbers

You can directly do this. a = {5, 6,7,8,9} = 5 ways, b same as yours.
Total numbers = 5*9 = 45, but here 500 is included so remove that. So, total 45-1 = 44
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