8 thoughts on “Joe has been hired to paint the numbers 1 through 100 on 100 apartments. How many times will he paint the number 8?

  1. 2,000 times
    100 * 8
    100 * 18
    100 * 28
    100 * 38
    100 * 48
    100 * 58
    100 * 68
    100 * 78
    100 * 80
    100 * 81
    100 * 82
    100 * 83
    100 * 84
    100 * 85
    100 * 86
    100 * 87
    100 * 88 (200 times in total, as it is a double 8)
    100 * 89
    100 * 97

  2. The question if you look at it asks how many times the number 8 will be painted. The answer is just 1 single digit 8 alone. The question was not how many times the 8 would be used..

  3. Over the range of 1 to 100, there are 10 numbers with an 8 in the 10’s place (80–89) and 10 numbers with 8 in the 1’s place (8, 18, 28, 38, …, 98). Josh would thus paint the number 8 twenty times.

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