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A Quicky III (Posted on 2014-04-09) Difficulty: 1 of 5
If each of the a,b,c,d is a decimal digit - for how many ordered quadruplets (a,b,c,d) is the sum S= a+b+6c+d divisible by 3 ?

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6c is always divisible by 3. Therefore, a+b+d is divisible by 3, and c can be any digit. Let abd be a 3-digit number from 000 to 999. There are 334 numbers from 000 to 999 that are divisible by 3. Therefore, there are 334 numbers for abd. Since c can be any digit, there are 334*10=3340 quadruplets (a, b, c, d).

  Posted by Math Man on 2014-04-12 22:18:40
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