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#1 2013-01-21 05:13:22

cooljackiec
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Registered: 2012-12-13
Posts: 162

probability and counting??

How many 20-digit numbers are such that the sum of their digits is even?


I see you have graph paper.
You must be plotting something
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#2 2013-01-21 06:42:14

muxdemux
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Registered: 2012-12-23
Posts: 80

Re: probability and counting??

I could only figure out that there's at least

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Last edited by muxdemux (2013-01-21 06:42:30)

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#3 2013-01-21 09:25:37

cooljackiec
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Registered: 2012-12-13
Posts: 162

Re: probability and counting??

That doesn't help, I knew that just that i keep losing count.


I see you have graph paper.
You must be plotting something
lol

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#4 2013-01-21 13:24:26

bobbym
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From: Bumpkinland
Registered: 2009-04-12
Posts: 89,025

Re: probability and counting??

Hi;

You do not have to do much counting. Spot the pattern works well here.

I am getting 4.5 x 10 ^19 numbers.


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.

I agree with you regarding the satisfaction and importance of actually computing some numbers. I can't tell you how often I see time and money wasted because someone didn't bother to run the numbers.

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#5 2013-01-22 12:02:13

cooljackiec
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Registered: 2012-12-13
Posts: 162

Re: probability and counting??

Thank you


I see you have graph paper.
You must be plotting something
lol

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