2 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. 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.

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