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Posted by **Tomas** on Tuesday, August 13, 2013 at 12:13am.

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**Steve**, Tuesday, August 13, 2013 at 12:17amThere are only 4 ways to choose the final digit, since it must be an odd number. After that one is chosen, any unused digits may be selected in the other places. So, selecting the digits right-to-left, there are

4*4*3*2*1 = 96 ways to choose the digits.

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**Tomas**, Tuesday, August 13, 2013 at 12:23amif the digits 1,3,5.7,9, what is the different

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**Steve**, Tuesday, August 13, 2013 at 12:26amif all the digits are odd, then there are 5 choices for the last digit. So, the number of choices changes to

5*4*3*2*1 = 120

was that not immediately clear?

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**Tomas**, Tuesday, August 13, 2013 at 12:30amIf digits cannot be repeated,how many three digit numbers can be made using the digits 3, 5, 7 and 9 ?

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**Tomas**, Tuesday, August 13, 2013 at 12:44amI know if four digit using the digit 3,5,7,and 9 , the answer is 4*3*2*1=24,

but if three digit using the digit 3, 5,7, and 9, the answer is 3*2*1=6?

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**Steve**, Tuesday, August 13, 2013 at 3:46amno; there are 4 choices for the 1st digit, then 3, then 2, so

4*3*2 = 24

Start with the greatest number of choices and work down. You don't have to end at 1.

A 3-digit number using the digits 1,3,5,7,9 would have 5*4*3 = 60 ways.

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