Gavin buys a lottery ticket, and in accordance with the rules he picks six different integers from through 1 to 46 inclusively. He chooses his numbers so that the sum of the base-ten logarithms of his six numbers is an integer.
By coincidence, the integers on the winning ticket have the same property - that is: the sum of the base-ten logarithms of the six numbers is an integer.
What is the probability that Gavin holds the winning ticket?
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by Ady TZIDON)
Interesting idea, but two of the pairs have a digit in common: 5
So you'd have to erase one of these. I'm not sure about the soundness of your logic otherwise, but if it holds the probability is actually 1/2=.5
Posted by Jer
on 2014-10-06 14:13:49