2002 AMC 8 Problems/Problem 19

Problem

How many whole numbers between 99 and 999 contain exactly one 0?

$\text{(A)}\ 72\qquad\text{(B)}\ 90\qquad\text{(C)}\ 144\qquad\text{(D)}\ 162\qquad\text{(E)}\ 180$

Solution

Numbers with exactly one zero have the form $\overline{a0b}$ or $\overline{ab0}$, where the $a,b \neq 0$. There are $(9\cdot1\cdot9)+(9\cdot9\cdot1) = 81+81 = \boxed{162}$ such numbers, hence our answer is $\fbox{D}$.

See Also

2002 AMC 8 (ProblemsAnswer KeyResources)
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