anonymous
  • anonymous
How many ways are there to rearrange the letters in the word "MISSISSIPPI" so that the resulting word contains four consecutive letters S? Hint: Think of the string "SSSS" as a new letter
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anonymous
  • anonymous
8!/(4!)(2!)
anonymous
  • anonymous
Could you please explain abhimanyu?
anonymous
  • anonymous
Take {S,S,S,S} to be one letter....then you will have 8letters in which there are 4I's and 2P's....So arranging n things in which m are one type and n are of one type is n!/(m!)(n!)

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anonymous
  • anonymous
THANKS!!!
anonymous
  • anonymous
hold on though, wouldn't we need to factor in that the S's can be in any particular order, so we have to avoid multiples, yeah?
anonymous
  • anonymous
8!/(4!*4!*2!)?
anonymous
  • anonymous
it won't matter. SSSS is gonna look the same.
anonymous
  • anonymous
so, no permutation for the S group.
anonymous
  • anonymous
So I wouldn't have to take into account the S's? But for the I's and the P's?
anonymous
  • anonymous
because you can have ISSSSI... or IISSSSI... but not SSIISS...
anonymous
  • anonymous
IMISSSSIPPI and MSSSSIIPIPI are two of the arrangements...here if you take a look, you will find all S's together but I's and P's may be all together or a few together and others seprated or all may be separated...So, I's and P's must be considered for arranging but not S's
anonymous
  • anonymous
OH! I see where this is going. But couldn't you also have ISSSSI and ISSSSI with just the S's rearranged?
anonymous
  • anonymous
if S's are rearranged the word looks the same but if I's and P's are rearranged, word changes and thats what the question is about..Find the different words formed by reaarrangement
anonymous
  • anonymous
Ahhhhh I see, thank you for your guys' help! I really appreciate it

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