Difference between revisions of "1990 AHSME Problems/Problem 17"
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− | <math>\fbox{C}</math> | + | For decreasing order, we just need to choose any three digits from the ten: <math>\tbinom{10}3</math> |
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+ | For increasing order, the number cannot start with <math>0</math>, so choose from nine: <math>\tbinom93</math> | ||
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+ | The sum is <math>204</math>, giving <math>\fbox{C}</math> | ||
== See also == | == See also == |
Latest revision as of 04:42, 4 February 2016
Problem
How many of the numbers, have three different digits in increasing order or in decreasing order?
Solution
For decreasing order, we just need to choose any three digits from the ten:
For increasing order, the number cannot start with , so choose from nine:
The sum is , giving
See also
1990 AHSME (Problems • Answer Key • Resources) | ||
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