# Difference between revisions of "2007 AMC 8 Problems/Problem 24"

## Problem

A bag contains four pieces of paper, each labeled with one of the digits $1$, $2$, $3$ or $4$, with no repeats. Three of these pieces are drawn, one at a time without replacement, to construct a three-digit number. What is the probability that the three-digit number is a multiple of $3$? $\textbf{(A)}\ \frac{1}{4}\qquad\textbf{(B)}\ \frac{1}{3}\qquad\textbf{(C)}\ \frac{1}{2}\qquad\textbf{(D)}\ \frac{2}{3}\qquad\textbf{(E)}\ \frac{3}{4}$

## Solution

The combination of digits that give multiples of 3 are (1,2,3) and (2,3,4). The number of ways to choose three digits out of four is 4. Therefore, the probability is $\textbf{(C)}\ \frac{1}{2}$.

## See Also

 2007 AMC 8 (Problems • Answer Key • Resources) Preceded byProblem 23 Followed byProblem 25 1 • 2 • 3 • 4 • 5 • 6 • 7 • 8 • 9 • 10 • 11 • 12 • 13 • 14 • 15 • 16 • 17 • 18 • 19 • 20 • 21 • 22 • 23 • 24 • 25 All AJHSME/AMC 8 Problems and Solutions

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