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Latest revision as of 17:16, 28 January 2020

Solution

Since the number is in base 3, all the numbers are either 1 or 2.

So,

We could use casework:

1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 = 10 choose 0 = 1 case

1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 = 9 choose 1 = 9 cases

1 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 = 8 choose 2 = 28 cases

1 1 1 1 2 2 2 = 7 choose 3 = 35 cases

1 1 2 2 2 2 = 6 choose 2 = 15 cases

2 2 2 2 2 = 5 choose 0 = 1 case

We add up 1 + 9 + 28 + 35 + 15 + 1 = $89$ cases.

~rg_ryse

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