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A popular newspaper puzzle
involves a series of letters that can be
rearranged to form a word. Will is
writing his own version of the game for a
school project. He wants to scramble the
following word for his puzzle.
NUMBERS
How many ways are there to arrange the
letters with the letter b as the first
letter? Work please!
 one year ago
 one year ago
A popular newspaper puzzle involves a series of letters that can be rearranged to form a word. Will is writing his own version of the game for a school project. He wants to scramble the following word for his puzzle. NUMBERS How many ways are there to arrange the letters with the letter b as the first letter? Work please!
 one year ago
 one year ago

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HyperChemistBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
well, most of these are going to be gibberish letters, but starting with B the total number of combinations you can make are.... look, so B, and then theres 6 letters left, and so you take the 6 letters and put them to the power of 6
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raleung2Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
so it would me 6 to the power of 6?
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HyperChemistBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
Um, I think so, yes...
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satellite73Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
like the blind man and the elephant, everyone interprets this problem differently what is it really asking? how many ways to scramble the letters in the word NUMBERS if the first letter is B?
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ValpeyBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
After the B, there are 6 distinct letters with 6! arrangements. 6! = 720
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satellite73Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
if that is the question, then the answer is what valpey said
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satellite73Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
as in \[6\times 5\times 4\times 3\times 2\]
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