## anonymous one year ago Help please! How may permutations of the word “spell” are there? There are ________ways.

1. misty1212

lol hi again!

2. misty1212

how many letters are there?

3. misty1212

that is not a hard question, just count them, then we can go from there

4. anonymous

5

5. misty1212

ok good so if all the letters were different (they are not) then the answer would be $5!=5\times 4\times 3\times 2$

6. misty1212

but you have two letters that are the same, namely the "l"

7. misty1212

so in this case it is $\frac{5!}{2}=5\times 4\times 3$(the 2's cancel)

8. anonymous

9. misty1212

whatever you get when you multiply

10. anonymous

i got 60 correct?

11. anonymous

i got 60 too?

12. anonymous

60

13. anonymous

i swear its 60

14. anonymous

i know it is

15. misty1212

lol yeah $\huge\color{red}{60}$

16. anonymous

misty right? <3

17. anonymous

Thanks Misty you're awesome

18. anonymous