2012 AMC 8 Problems/Problem 10
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Problem
How many 4-digit numbers greater than 1000 are there that use the four digits of 2012?
Solution 1
For this problem, all we need to do is find the amount of valid 4-digit numbers that can be made from the digits of , since all of the valid 4-digit number will always be greater than . The best way to solve this problem is by using casework.
There can be only two leading digits, namely or .
When the leading digit is , you can make such numbers.
When the leading digit is , you can make such numbers.
Summing the amounts of numbers, we find that there are such numbers.
Solution 2
Notice that the first digit cannot be , as the number is greater than . Therefore, there are three digits that can be in the thousands.
The rest three digits of the number have no restrictions, and therefore there are for each leading digit.
Since the two 's are indistinguishable, there are such numbers .
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