# Is there a formula?

Is there a formula????

## Homework Statement

Determine the sum of all the four digit numbers formed by using the digits 1,3,5, and 7. NO DIGIT REPEATED in any number.

## Homework Equations

thats my question......

## The Attempt at a Solution

I can solve this problem by simply writing out all of the terms and adding them up....
ie
1357+1375+...3157+3175+.....+ 5137+5173+...+7135+7153+...7531 =:zzz:

But is there a formla which I can use for these types of questions? For example if there were 9 different numbers I would not want to write out all the combinations and then add up all the numbers. It wasnt to difficult with just 4 but, I knowthere must be some formula or theorem out there.... Any ideas?

I don't think there is such a formula, but here would be my idea (which in a sense could lend a general formula, but I think it would be ugly to write out explicitly).

How many times does 1 show up as the 1's digit (how about 10's digit, 100's digit, 1000's digit?)? How many times does any of the four digits (1,3,5,7) show up in any of the four possible positions (the 1's digit, 10's, 100's, 1000's)?

Any four digit number can be written as a sum of the following type: $a10^3 + b10^2 + c10 + d$ where a,b,c,d are integers.