**Question**

Find a 10-digit number where the first digit is how many zeros in the number, the second digit is how many 1s in the number, etc. until the tenth digit, which is how many 9s in the number.

**Explanation of Question**

The question asks us to find a 10 digit number. The digits of the number should be such that:

1st digit = Number of 0s in the number

2nd digit = Number of 1s in the number

3rd digit = Number of 2s in the number

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10th digit = Number of 9s in the number

**Example 1**

Let’s take an example of a 5 digit number where the 1st digit is the number of zeros in the number.

40000

Here the number has 5 digits, and

1st digit = Number of 0s = 4

**Example 2**

Now let’s try to find a 10 digit number which meets all the conditions mentioned in question.

Let’s take - 9000000000

1st digit => Number of 0s = 9

2nd digit => Number of 1s = 0

3rd digit => Number of 2s = 0

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10th digit => Number of 9s

## How many 9s do we have in the above number?

1

But the 10th digit is 0 which is not equal to the number of 9s (1) in the above number.

So 9000000000 cannot be the answer.

But as the question is asked, some answer should be there.

**Let’s try 8000000000**

Here the first digit (8) itself is not equal to the number of 0s (9) in the number.

So we need to remove one zero and and maybe add 1 in place.

How about **8100000000**

1st digit = Number of 0s = 8 is correct now

2nd digit = Number of 1s = 1 is also correct

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9th digit = Number of 8s

## How many 8s do we have in above number?

1

But the 9th digit is 0 which is not equal to the number of 8s (1) in the above number.

and if we put 1 at the 9th digit position the number will become

**8100000010**

But then 2nd digit = Number of 1s is 1 while there are two 1s in the number.

So this also fails.

But not many numbers are remaining to be checked.

**Now it’s your chance, try with other numbers such as 7000000000, 6000000000, … 1000000000 and try to find the correct answer.**

Also let us know in comments if something is not clear.