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## 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. It’s twenty because when you paint “88” that counts as two 8’s.

4. The answer is 19. The 88 seems to have been counted twice.

5. Mackenzie Hert

Ooops, I see my mistake. There are 19 numbers containing “8” but you would paint “8” 20 times.

6. Mackenzie Hert

NO, you have counted 88, twice.

7. usman haidder

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.

8. how did the answer came up to 20 times?