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# Thread: Unique tractor turning method - GIF

1. Originally Posted by Jon
Gotta love that license plate too. I wasn't able to place it here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vehicl..._of_California . But, 3 numbers plus one letter is 10 * 10 * 10 * 26 = just 26,000 combinations, assumedly for all of California.
If we assume that every license plate consists of three digits and a letter that can be arranged in any sequence, then the number of permutations possible is:

36! / 32! = 1,413,720

which still seems a bit small for what looks like a 20's or early 30's auto. Of course, there's nothing to say that other configurations were not used; adding another letter or digit would expand that number considerably.

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3. Of course; any sequence! Should've thought before posting.

I did encounter this gem while poking around on the topic of old license plates:

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5. I can just imagine pulling the wrong lever while at speed and the front wheels turn into plow disks

6. All to avoid the dread that is parallel parking.

7. Originally Posted by Jon
All to avoid the dread that is parallel parking.
I found an easy way to avoid parallel parking I just dont go to any town big enough to have it since my pickup won't fit into 2 standard small parking places anyway

8. well I like it, seems like a good idea, there are shortcomings but it gets the job done.

Ralph

9. Originally Posted by Ralphxyz
well I like it, seems like a good idea, there are shortcomings but it gets the job done.

Ralph
Makes doing doughnuts in more fun!!

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11. I think there are 104,000 possible combinations of one letter and 3 numerals.
26,000 combinations and permutations with letter in first position: 26 possible letters times 1000 3-digit numbers 000 thru 999
another 26,000 combinations and permutations with letter in second position
and so on

26,000 * 4 = 104,000.

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13. To: Don42

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