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## #1 2023-03-15 20:46:46

Hannibal lecter
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Registered: 2016-02-11
Posts: 392

### Hello

I have this lock:
a 3 dials combination I want to open it I forger the password

I want the full number list to try them all please they said it's 1000 numbers

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## #2 2023-03-15 21:08:06

Bob
Registered: 2010-06-20
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### Re: Hello

hi Hannibal lecter

If you count  000, 001, 002, ... 999 that is 100 numbers.  Won't take too long to try them all.

Bob

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## #3 2023-05-12 20:45:21

CurlyBracket
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Registered: 2022-01-03
Posts: 151

### Re: Hello

Hi Hannibal Lecter,

I assume that the digits of the three rows are independent of one another, and only one combination can be used to unlock the lock.

Therefore we can treat it as a nine digit number.

Starting right from 000 000 000 upto 999 999 999, there are 10^9 different combinations.

Hope that helps!

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