I am trying to find out the number of 4 digit numbers formed from digits 0 to 9 without repeating any digit which are divisible by 5? But dont know how to do it as if last digit ends with digit 0 then there will be 9 possible digits at first place(excluding 0).. But if last digit ends with digit 5 then there will be 8 possible digits at first place(excluding 0 and 5) So how to do it in easiest way?
First case when the last digit is 0
now you don't want repetition thus possible numbers of 4 digit numbers divisible by 5 is $9*8*7 $
Now the second case when the last digit is 5 but we also want the first digit should be non-zero
Thus filling the first place we have only 8 choices because we exclude zero
for second place we also have 8 choices
now for third place, we have 7 choices
Thus for second case total $=8*8*7$
Work backwards... There are two cases, either the units digit is $0$ or $5$. If it ends in $0$, then the tens digit can be $1-9$, 9 possibilities, the hundreds digit can be the remaining $8$, and the thousands can be the remaining $7$. So the total is $9\cdot 8\cdot 7$.
Note then if you start with $5$ in the units place, you approach the same way, however, the thousands digit can not be $0$ (why?). So the total then is $8\cdot 8\cdot 7$.
Now what do you do with both of these numbers?