Birthday Candles

Logic Level 3

Since he was 40 years old, Grandpa Edward has celebrated all of his birthdays by using candles shaped in the digits from 0 to 9 to indicate his age. First, he bought the candles of numbers 0 and 4. He always kept the candles to use in future birthdays, and only bought a new candle when it was not possible to indicate his age with the current candles. For example, when he was 41, he bought the candle of number 1.

Today, Grandpa Edward is 85 years old. How many candles has he had to buy, to light up his birthday cake throughout the years?

Include the candles of numbers 4 and 0 in your count.

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