# The Mystery of the Super-Secret Safe Code

## Cracking the Code

You have been hired to crack a code on a super-secret safe. The code consists of two letters followed by three numbers. How many possible secret codes are there if digits and letters can be repeated in the code?

**Answer:** There are 676,000 possible codes since for each of the letters in the code, there are 26 possibilities, and for each number in the code, there are 10 possibilities. So, it’s 26 squared times 10 cubed, or 676,000, 26 squared times, 10 cubed.