Jon (04-23-2018)
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.
Jon (04-23-2018)
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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PJs (05-16-2018)
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.
To: Don42
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