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(w)holy Numbers

Stage: 2 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:3 Challenge Level:3 Challenge Level:3

A church hymn book contains 700 hymns, numbered 1 to 700.

Each Sunday the people in the church sing four different hymns.

The numbers of the hymns are displayed to them in a frame by dropping in single-digit boards like this:

number 2

The board for 6 may be turned upside down to serve as a 9.

What is the minimum number of small boards that is needed to show any possible combination of four hymn numbers?

How many of each number must there be?

hymn board

 

 

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