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We see that the unit digit of <math>3^x</math>, for some integer <math>x</math>, will only be <math>1</math> when <math>x</math> is a multiple of <math>4</math>. Now, let's count how many numbers in <math>B</math> are divisible by <math>4</math>. This can be done by simply listing: | We see that the unit digit of <math>3^x</math>, for some integer <math>x</math>, will only be <math>1</math> when <math>x</math> is a multiple of <math>4</math>. Now, let's count how many numbers in <math>B</math> are divisible by <math>4</math>. This can be done by simply listing: | ||
<cmath>2000,2004,2008,2012,2016.</cmath> | <cmath>2000,2004,2008,2012,2016.</cmath> | ||
− | There are <math>5</math> numbers in <math>B</math> divisible by <math>4</math> out of the <math>2018-1999+1=20</math> total numbers. Therefore, the probability that <math>3</math> is picked from <math>A</math> and a number divisible by <math>4</math> is picked from <math>B</math> is <math>\frac{1}{5} | + | There are <math>5</math> numbers in <math>B</math> divisible by <math>4</math> out of the <math>2018-1999+1=20</math> total numbers. Therefore, the probability that <math>3</math> is picked from <math>A</math> and a number divisible by <math>4</math> is picked from <math>B</math> is <math>\frac{1}{5}\cdot \frac{5}{20}=\frac{1}{20}</math>. |
Similarly, we can look at the repeating units digit for <math>7</math>: | Similarly, we can look at the repeating units digit for <math>7</math>: | ||
<cmath>7\cdot 7=9</cmath> | <cmath>7\cdot 7=9</cmath> |
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A number is randomly selected from the set , and a number is randomly selected from . What is the probability that has a units digit of ?
Solution 1
Since we only care about the unit digit, our set can be turned into . Call this set and call set . Let's do casework on the element of that we choose. Since , any number from can be paired with to make have a units digit of . Therefore, the probability of this case happening is since there is a chance that the number is selected from . Let us consider the case where the number is selected from . Let's look at the unit digit when we repeatedly multiply the number by itself: We see that the unit digit of , for some integer , will only be when is a multiple of . Now, let's count how many numbers in are divisible by . This can be done by simply listing: There are numbers in divisible by out of the total numbers. Therefore, the probability that is picked from and a number divisible by is picked from is . Similarly, we can look at the repeating units digit for : We see that the unit digit of , for some integer , will only be when is a multiple of . This is exactly the same conditions as our last case with so the probability of this case is also . Since and ends in , the units digit of , for some integer, will always be . Thus, the probability in this case is . The last case we need to consider is when the number is chosen from . This happens with probability . We list out the repeating units digit for as we have done for and : We see that the units digit of , for some integer , is only when is an even number. From the numbers in , we see that exactly half of them are even. The probability in this case is Finally, we can add all of our probabilities together to get
~Nivek
Solution 2
Since only the units digit is relevant, we can turn the first set into . Note that for all odd digits , except for 5. Looking at the second set, we see that it is a set of all integers between 1999 and 2018. There are 20 members of this set, which means that, , this set has 5 values which correspond to , making the probability equal for all of them. Next, check the values for which it is equal to . There are values for which it is equal to 1, remembering that only if , which it is not. There are 20 values in total, and simplifying gives us or .
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