Think about a number of this form...
5x,xxx.
How many are there? There are 10 options for each "x", so 10^4...
This reasoning would at least eliminate the other answer choices.
How many times is the digit 5 written when listing all numbers from 1 to 100000?
a)4 b)5x10^4 c) 1+10+100+1000
The correct answer is b but I do not understand why.
I thought it is c because 1 to 10 have 1 five, the 11-100 have 1+10 fives.
Thanks for any help that explains the answer of 5x10^4.