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8.30 Law enforcement agencies often get partial descriptions of suspect license plate numbers and have to search for license plate numbers that match the description. Create a program that will allow a local law enforcement agency to determine how many license plate numbers match a partial description. Randomly create 500 6-character long license plate numbers and store them in an array. Allow the user to search for partial plate numbers of 3 or 4 digits. Note: License plate numbers can contain both digits and letters.

(Question taken from: "Visual Basic 6: How to Program" by Deitel & Deitel T. R. Nieto)