Posted by M.A. on Thursday, August 20, 2009 at 9:21am.
How many times does the number "9" appear in the page numbers of a 100page newspaper? Choose from
the possible answers below.
( )9
( )10
( )15
( )19
( )20
( )21
Unless this is a trick question that I have missed, there should be 11 times that the
number "9" appears:
9, 19, 29, 39, 49, 59, 69, 79, 89, and twice in 99 = 11 "9's"
"11" is not a possible choice.
Is there something special about the numbered pages of a newspaper that would affect this answer?
Or are they considering that the "99"
has only one number 9 since the first
9 would represent 90?

math  Damon, Thursday, August 20, 2009 at 10:28am
I got 11 too. There is probably a trick but I do not get it. Perhaps they are counting upside down 6 or something.

math  Ms. Sue, Thursday, August 20, 2009 at 11:00am
I think you forgot
90, 91, 92, 93, 94, 95, 96, 97, and 98.
I get 20 times.

thank you  M.A., Thursday, August 20, 2009 at 11:41am
Oh how simple! Thank you!

math  Ms. Sue, Thursday, August 20, 2009 at 11:43am
You're welcome.
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