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The total number of ways one can arrange 5 math books, 3 physics books, and 2 statistics books on a bookshelf, if there is no restriction on the arrengement, is...

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  1. anonymous
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    10 factorial?

  2. anonymous
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    assuming they are distinct

  3. anonymous
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    Tricky question, but I'm not sure whether its 10 factorial.

  4. anonymous
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    no restriction?? then u can put it any where...

  5. mathmate
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    10! if they are distinct. If they are not distinct?

  6. anonymous
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    10 factorial if distinct or, 10 factorial divided by ( 5factorial times 3 factorial times 2 factorial)

  7. anonymous
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    I think it should be 10! / 5!3!2!

  8. anonymous
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    2520

  9. anonymous
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    What do you mean by whether they're distinct or not?

  10. anonymous
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    Well if they're all different you have 10! choices to arrange them. If 5 math books are identical, it won't matter in which order they are adjacently.

  11. anonymous
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    Oh, I see....

  12. anonymous
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    So the answer is 10! = 3628800??????

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