Transcontinental License Plates
by Dan Meyer
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January 08, 2012
What do the differences in the license plates tell us about the two countries?
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Why are there no letters and one less character on the Costa Rica license plate?






How many more CA license plates can be made? How many more CA cars are there? People?

How many more possible plates are there in California compared to Costa Rica?

Can you use the numbers on the plates, the 4 operation symbols, and an equal sign to create an equation?

How many more cars would California be able to register than Costa Rica?

How many more licence plate combinations are there in California compared to Costa Rica?



How many orders of magnitude more plate options are available given the extra digit and ability to use letters?


When will California use up all its numberplate combinations, if it uses numberletter5 numbers?

Does one have letters solely to increase the number of possible combinations of license plates?



How many different combinations of license plates are there for Costa Rica? How many more are there for California?









Do they just use numbers in Costa Rica because of a smaller population, and in California have to employ letters and numbers because of the




by how many does using a letter affect the number of possible liscence plates?




How many license plates possible in each scheme? And how that connects to how many licensed cars there are in each location.



How does the number of available plate numbers relate to the number of autos, both in CA and Costa Rica?

Are there more possible license plates in California or all of Central America?









How many people live in Cost Rica and are 6 digit license plates sufficient?

How many more cars are there in California than Costa Rica? Even before that Are there more cars in Costa Rica or California?







How many cars are on the road in Costa Rica and California, respectively?


How many more combinations are there for the California plate than Costa Rican?




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