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**Hannibal lecter****Member**- Registered: 2016-02-11
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**Bob****Administrator**- Registered: 2010-06-20
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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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**CurlyBracket****Member**- From: Your Maths Textbook
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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!

Learning is fun - Exceptio probat regulam!

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