Hi, does anyone know how to calculate the total number of combinations for a 6XN combination lock? i.e. for each of the 6 wheel columns, there are N possible numbers.
Re: Total number of combinations for combination lock
Originally Posted by scalpmaster
Hi, does anyone know how to calculate the total number of combinations for a 6XN combination lock? i.e. for each of the 6 wheel columns, there are N possible numbers.
There are six positions that can be filled by any one of N numbers.
Re: Total number of combinations for combination lock
Originally Posted by scalpmaster
Not sure, 6^N?
Can you explain why you think that is the answer.
Here is a hint there are $\displaystyle 10^3$ three digit numbers from $\displaystyle 000,001,\cdots 999$.
Re: Total number of combinations for combination lock
Originally Posted by Plato
Can you explain why you think that is the answer.
Here is a hint there are $\displaystyle 10^3$ three digit numbers from $\displaystyle 000,001,\cdots 999$.