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Using the numbers 0-9 how many unique combinations can be created?

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    Posted: March 29, 2010, 10:46 am - IP Logged

    You can create an infinite number of unique combinations using the numbers 0 through 9 (or 0 and 1, FTM). I'm sure that's not the answer you were looking for, but I'm guessing you didn't ask the question you meant to. Would you like to qualify it a bit?

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      The intent was to use all 10 numbers in every comb.  I have got far enough into this idea to see that it is far too many for what i had in mind.

      thanks for the response.

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        The intent was to use all 10 numbers in every comb.  I have got far enough into this idea to see that it is far too many for what i had in mind.

        thanks for the response.

        It all depends on the amount of numbers in the combinations.

        1=10
        2=100
        3=1000
        4=10000
        5=100000
        6=1000000 and etc.

         * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
           
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          Posted: March 30, 2010, 1:38 am - IP Logged

          If you use all of the numbers (whether there are 10 of them or 10,000) there is only one combination.  There are 3,628,800 permutations, but lottery games don't use permutations. If you're thinking of a pick 10 game (as RJ is apparently doing)  then there would be 1 billion possible numbers (0,000,000,000 to 9,999,999,999). I'm guessing none of those cover the situation you're thinking  about.

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            You can create an infinite number of unique combinations using the numbers 0 through 9 (or 0 and 1, FTM). I'm sure that's not the answer you were looking for, but I'm guessing you didn't ask the question you meant to. Would you like to qualify it a bit?

            No, you're wrong.

            You could not make an infinite number of combinations using the numbers 0 through 9 as it applies to any lottery game.

            The number would be finite.


                                                         
                                 
                                                     

             

             

             

             

                                                                                                               

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              Posted: March 30, 2010, 8:04 pm - IP Logged

              10 in total.

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                No, you're wrong.

                You could not make an infinite number of combinations using the numbers 0 through 9 as it applies to any lottery game.

                The number would be finite.

                So far nobody has asked about a lottery.  All that was asked is how many combinations you can make with the numbers 0 through 9, and if there are no restrictions you can make an infinite number of combinations. I guessed that wasn't the answer he was looking for, but it's up to him to ask a different question if he wants a different answer.

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                  Posted: March 31, 2010, 5:42 am - IP Logged

                  I apoligise for the confusion caused by my choice of words. my stats skills are a weakness i'll probably never overcome,but it doesn't keep me from trying.

                  when I get interested in pick 3, my favorite tool is 2if3 in 8 by Robert Perkins with a couple  tweeks by me. His method was to order the 10 digits by freq last x games.

                  I have been using a random number generator to scramble these numbers, looking for combinations(permutations) that would have produced  at least 2 winners in past 10 days. if the permutation passes this test, then test it for past 200 games.  min wins 20 with no period longer than 20 games without a winner.

                  Since I am using rng to create the permutaions, I can't be sure I'm getting the best permutation for a given time period. my computers have always been to slow to try to test every possible permutation, I think they still are.

                  thanks for the input

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                    So far nobody has asked about a lottery.  All that was asked is how many combinations you can make with the numbers 0 through 9, and if there are no restrictions you can make an infinite number of combinations. I guessed that wasn't the answer he was looking for, but it's up to him to ask a different question if he wants a different answer.

                    Call me crazy but I still have a feeling he might be asking about numbers for a lottery game.

                    Just a hunch on my part, wild guess, shot in the dark.


                                                                 
                                         
                                                             

                     

                     

                     

                     

                                                                                                                       

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                      Call me crazy but I still have a feeling he might be asking about numbers for a lottery game.

                      Just a hunch on my part, wild guess, shot in the dark.

                      HA ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha.......takes breath......ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha....

                      Do you think the giveaway was that this was asked on a site called the LOTTERYpost?......Hee hee...

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                        HA ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha.......takes breath......ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha....

                        Do you think the giveaway was that this was asked on a site called the LOTTERYpost?......Hee hee...

                        Thanks for bringing me back down to Earth. I was starting to think I was psychic.


                                                                     
                                             
                                                                 

                         

                         

                         

                         

                                                                                                                           

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                          Posted: April 1, 2010, 8:51 am - IP Logged

                          Using the numbers 0-9 how many unique combinations can be created?

                          Using 7 of those numbers (0123457) you could have created this unique combination:

                          05-13-17-45-54/12

                          and Won the Power Ball Jackpot last night!

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                            Posted: April 1, 2010, 10:21 am - IP Logged

                            Using the numbers 0-9 how many unique combinations can be created?

                            This may help answer the question, but then again it may generate more questions:

                            http://www.lotterypost.com/thread/177815/1073005

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                              Posted: April 1, 2010, 7:43 pm - IP Logged

                              Raven62  interesting use of 7 digits. I have never considered that aspect of number selection for the bigger games. a  project for the next time i'm rained in.

                              thanks