Originally calculators used seven small lights (or LEDs) to form the digits 0 to 9.
1. Which light is used most?
2. Which light is used least?
3. Which letters of the alphabet could be represented using this system?
4. How many different combinations of 'on' and 'off' can these seven lights make?
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