i am having this difficulty at the moment. My Dad has forgotten the combination to his bicycle lock... he knows (believes) it is a combination of 44670. We have tried the more obvious ones such as 07644, and moving the 0 around. I am wondering how many combinations of 44760 are there?
if i've got nothing to do i i'll try them and see. What has stopped me from working it out is the 4 appearing twice, i don't know how that affects these kind of things.
also, just as kind of "i want to know just so i don't try it" kind of thing, if the combination lock has 5 rows of ten numbers, how many combinations of those numbers can there be? we thought it was 10x10x10x10x10 = 100000 (Surprised)
Anyway, thanks for any help! (Hi)