Posted by bubbie on Thursday, May 23, 2013 at 6:13pm.
A locker combination has four nonzero digits. If no digit can be repeated and the first three digits are 123, what is the probability that the fourth digit is 4?
A. 1/6
B. 1/7
C. 1/8
D. 1/9

Maths  bubbie, Thursday, May 23, 2013 at 6:17pm
i am confused about this problem and would like some help. thank you x.x

Maths  Ms. Sue, Thursday, May 23, 2013 at 6:22pm
Since the combination has already used 1, 2, and 3. Then the 4th digit must be either 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, or 9.
So the probability must 1 out of 6 or 1/6.

Maths  bubbie, Thursday, May 23, 2013 at 6:25pm
thank you, ms. sue! that's what i thought it was but i was confused. :)

Maths (incomplete)  PsyDAG, Thursday, May 23, 2013 at 6:26pm
With your data, I am confused too. How many total numbers are there?
Since the first 3 numbers cannot be repeated, the answer = 1/(total3)

Maths  Ms. Sue, Thursday, May 23, 2013 at 6:29pm
You're welcome, bubbie.

Maths  bubbie, Thursday, May 23, 2013 at 6:31pm
nonzero digits = 19
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