## anonymous 5 years ago In how many different ways can the letters of the word coconut be arranged? Please explain how to do this to me.

1. anonymous

if all the letters were different it would be 7! but since you have two repeats it is $\frac{7!}{2!\times 2!}$

2. anonymous

i am not sure that was an explanation or just an answer, but the point is that you cannot tell the two c's and two p's apart

3. anonymous

i believe its just 7!

4. anonymous

There are no p's in coconut :) But I understand now, and the answer is not 7!, it is 1260, or 7!/4

5. anonymous

so would the word lollipop be 8!/3! x 2! x 2!