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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.

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  1. anonymous
    • 5 years ago
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    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
    • 5 years ago
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    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
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    i believe its just 7!

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

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