From Tish: Social Security numbers are in the form ###-##-####, where each symbol represents a number 0-9, how many are possible with this format? Will we ever run out of Social Security numbers?
(This is one question with two parts, I saw some examples but I am still confused because if there are 1 million possibilities then how have we been able to issue out numbers to over 280 US citizens?) (For the second part a yes or no answer is sufficient) Answered by Penny Nom.
From A student: Jack's social security number contains each of the nonzero digits exactly once. By examining the digits from left to right, he also found that 1 divides the first digit evenly, 2 divides the sum of the first two digirs evenly, 3 divides the sum of the first three digits evenly, and so on, until 9 divides the sum of all the digits evenly. What is Jack's social security number? Answered by Penny Nom.
From Chris: How many different number combinations are there for the social security system? We know that there are only a certain ammount of combinations available and the current US population is at 281 million. The number system should include as many nine digit combinations as possible using the numbers 0-9 in multiple different spots. Answered by Penny Nom.