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    Quote Originally Posted by Jon View Post
    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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    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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    I can just imagine pulling the wrong lever while at speed and the front wheels turn into plow disks
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    All to avoid the dread that is parallel parking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jon View Post
    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
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    well I like it, seems like a good idea, there are shortcomings but it gets the job done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ralphxyz View Post
    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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    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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    Addressing a question, not asked, check out:

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