Problem of the Week

9/18/17

Painted Cube 

A cube has an edge length of 4 in. The cube is painted red all over and then cut into 64 cubes of edge length 1 in. How many of these cubes have exactly one face painted red?


9/11/17

No Fives

How many six-digit whole numbers are there which DO NOT contain a 5?

Solution

Let the six digits number be abcdef, which a, b, c, d ,e, f represent a digit respectively. 

For a, neither 0 nor 5 could place in it, thus, 8 digits are available here (1,2,3,4,6,7,8,9)

For b, c, d, e and f, they can't contain 5, hence, 9 digits are available for them (0,1,2,3,4,6,7,8,9)

Therefore, the number of six digits number which does not contain any 5 is

8 * 9 * 9 * 9 * 9 *9 = 472,392 .