# Statistics

• Mar 1st 2009, 12:12 PM
chella182
Statistics
Not entirely sure how to classify this problem in terms of specific areas of Statistics, so sorry for the vague title. I've been staring at this for about half an hour to no avail. The problem goes...

A four character password is generated by choosing each character randomly from 26 letters (a,b,c,...,z) and ten digits (1,2,...,9). No password can contain only digits, and no password can consist of the same character repeated four times. How many valid passwords are there?

Any ideas? I'm sure it's not that complicated but it's hurting my head :(
• Mar 1st 2009, 12:16 PM
TheMasterMind
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Originally Posted by chella182
Not entirely sure how to classify this problem in terms of specific areas of Statistics, so sorry for the vague title. I've been staring at this for about half an hour to no avail. The problem goes...

A four character password is generated by choosing each character randomly from 26 letters (a,b,c,...,z) and ten digits (1,2,...,9). No password can contain only digits, and no password can consist of the same character repeated four times. How many valid passwords are there?

Any ideas? I'm sure it's not that complicated but it's hurting my head :(

ask yourself this: how many choices for the first,second,third, and fourth characters of the password?

ps... blink 182 is my favorite band(Happy)
• Mar 1st 2009, 12:20 PM
chella182
Well I could probably work that out, but I still don't know how to answer the question with that info (Worried) how I got into uni I'll never know (Giggle)