Posted by **Tami** on Saturday, August 14, 2010 at 3:00am.

How many three-symbol codes (letter-number-number) can be made from the letters S, P, Y and two digits from the set {0, 1, 2, …,9} without repetition?

I think I am suppose to match each letter with a number until I exhaust all possibilities but I am not sure can you help please?

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**jai**, Saturday, August 14, 2010 at 6:14am
for the letter: determine first how many letters are possible,,

there are 3 *S, P, Y

for the first number: how many are possible,,

there are 10 *0,1,2,..9

for the second number: since no repetition is allowed, there only 9 possible,,,

then multiply:

3*10*9 = 270 possibilities

so there,, =)

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**Tami**, Sunday, August 15, 2010 at 12:35am
Wonderful, Thanks for your hel:)

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