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We split up into cases of the hundreds digits being <math>2</math> or <math>5</math>. If the hundred digits is <math>2</math>, then the units digits must be <math>8</math> in order for the number to be even and then there are <math>4</math> remaining choices (<math>1,5,7,9</math>) for the tens digit, giving <math>1 \times 4 \times 1=4</math> possibilities. Similarly, there are <math>1 \times 4 \times 2=8</math> possibilities for the <math>5</math> case, giving a total of <math>\boxed{4+8=12 \ \mathbf{(A)}}</math> possibilities. | We split up into cases of the hundreds digits being <math>2</math> or <math>5</math>. If the hundred digits is <math>2</math>, then the units digits must be <math>8</math> in order for the number to be even and then there are <math>4</math> remaining choices (<math>1,5,7,9</math>) for the tens digit, giving <math>1 \times 4 \times 1=4</math> possibilities. Similarly, there are <math>1 \times 4 \times 2=8</math> possibilities for the <math>5</math> case, giving a total of <math>\boxed{4+8=12 \ \mathbf{(A)}}</math> possibilities. | ||
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+ | == Solution 2== | ||
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+ | We see that the last digit of the <math>3</math>-digit number must be even to have an even number. Therefore, the last digit must either be <math>2</math> or <math>8</math>. | ||
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+ | Case <math>1</math>-the last digit is <math>2</math>. We must have the hundreds digit to be <math>5</math> and the tens digit to be any <math>1</math> of <math>{1,7,8,9}</math>, thus obtaining <math>4</math> numbers total. | ||
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+ | Case <math>2</math>-the last digit is <math>8</math>. We now can have <math>2</math> or <math>5</math> to be the hundreds digit, and any choice still gives us <math>4</math> choices for the tens digit. Therefore, we have <math>2 \cdot 4</math> numbers. | ||
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+ | Adding up our cases, we have <math>4+8=\boxed{\text{(A)}12</math> numbers. | ||
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Problem 13
How many even integers are there between and whose digits are all different and come from the set ?
Solution
We split up into cases of the hundreds digits being or . If the hundred digits is , then the units digits must be in order for the number to be even and then there are remaining choices () for the tens digit, giving possibilities. Similarly, there are possibilities for the case, giving a total of possibilities.
Solution 2
We see that the last digit of the -digit number must be even to have an even number. Therefore, the last digit must either be or .
Case -the last digit is . We must have the hundreds digit to be and the tens digit to be any of , thus obtaining numbers total.
Case -the last digit is . We now can have or to be the hundreds digit, and any choice still gives us choices for the tens digit. Therefore, we have numbers.
Adding up our cases, we have $4+8=\boxed{\text{(A)}12$ (Error compiling LaTeX. ! File ended while scanning use of \boxed.) numbers.
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