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Social security numbers 2007-02-27
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.
A nine digit number 2006-03-06
From Ryan:
What is the total number of possible combinations of a nine digit number (ie., social security number) including repeating numbers?
Answered by Stephen La Rocque and Penny Nom.
Jack's social security number 2004-06-08
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.
Social security numbers 2002-09-06
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.
Social Security Numbers 1998-07-07
From Valerie Lucas:
How many social security numbers are possible?

the answer is 10^9

why isn't the answer 9^9?
Answered by Harley Weston.




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