2003 AMC 10B Problems/Problem 10

Problem

Nebraska, the home of the AMC, changed its license plate scheme. Each old license plate consisted of a letter followed by four digits. Each new license plate consists of the three letters followed by three digits. By how many times is the number of possible license plates increased?

$\textbf{(A) } \frac{26}{10} \qquad\textbf{(B) } \frac{26^2}{10^2} \qquad\textbf{(C) } \frac{26^2}{10} \qquad\textbf{(D) } \frac{26^3}{10^3} \qquad\textbf{(E) } \frac{26^3}{10^2}$

Solution

There are $26$ letters and $10$ digits. There were $26 \cdot 10^4$ old license plates. There are $26^3 \cdot 10^3$ new license plates. The number of license plates increased by

\[\frac{26^3 \cdot 10^3}{26 \cdot 10^4} = \boxed{\textbf{(C) \ } \frac{26^2}{10}}\]


See Also

2003 AMC 10B (ProblemsAnswer KeyResources)
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