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Of the two-digit positive integers less than 52, how many have different digits?

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Of the two-digit positive integers less than 52, how many have different digits?

A 38
B 44
C 16
D 12
E 4

(The questions is from your app, yet there was no explanation on this exercise)


There are 42 two-digit positive integers less than 52, from 10 to 51 inclusive. Out of those 42, 4 have the same digits: 11, 22, 33, and 44. So, the answer is 42 - 4 = 38.

Answer: A.
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Of the two-digit positive integers less than 52, how many have different digits?

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C 16
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Use the rules for combinations/permutations to solve problems such as this. There are two spaces to fill and order matters. First find the number of possible values of different digit numbers 10 < but < 50. There are 4 possible values for the tens digit (1-4) according to the problem, and for each of these tens digit values there are 9 non-repeating possible digits (remember 0) so 9 x 4 = 36 possible values between 10 and 50. Then, add in the final two values that satisfy the problem, 50 and 51 to find that there are 38 two-digit positive integers less than 52 with different digits.
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g1zmo wrote:
Of the two-digit positive integers less than 52, how many have different digits?

A 38
B 44
C 16
D 12
E 4

(The questions is from your app, yet there was no explanation on this exercise)


There are 42 two-digit positive integers less than 52, from 10 to 51 inclusive. Out of those 42, 4 have the same digits: 11, 22, 33, and 44. So, the answer is 42 - 4 = 38.

Answer: A.


Bunuel how did you find 42? I'm sorry I'm asking very basic things.

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Bunuel wrote:
g1zmo wrote:
Of the two-digit positive integers less than 52, how many have different digits?

A 38
B 44
C 16
D 12
E 4

(The questions is from your app, yet there was no explanation on this exercise)


There are 42 two-digit positive integers less than 52, from 10 to 51 inclusive. Out of those 42, 4 have the same digits: 11, 22, 33, and 44. So, the answer is 42 - 4 = 38.

Answer: A.


Bunuel how did you find 42? I'm sorry I'm asking very basic things.


The number of questions from 10 to 51 inclusive, is 51 - 10 + 1. Try to play with smaller numbers to see the logic behind this and derive general formula.
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