Jack

10-10-2013, 10:33 AM

In how many different ways can 2 black boxes, 4 white boxes, 3 blue boxes and 2 brown boxes be placed in a row?

(A) 48

(B) 576

(C) 1200

(D) 69300

Thanks

(A) 48

(B) 576

(C) 1200

(D) 69300

Thanks

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Jack

10-10-2013, 10:33 AM

In how many different ways can 2 black boxes, 4 white boxes, 3 blue boxes and 2 brown boxes be placed in a row?

(A) 48

(B) 576

(C) 1200

(D) 69300

Thanks

(A) 48

(B) 576

(C) 1200

(D) 69300

Thanks

miranda

10-10-2013, 10:34 AM

In this case we have permutations since the order matters. Additionally we must divide the number of permutations by 2! , 4!, 3! and 2! Since there are 2 black boxes, 4 white boxes, 3 blue boxes and 2 brown boxes.

Therefore the answer is \frac{^11P_{11}}{(2!) \cdot(4!) \cdot(3!) \cdot(2!)}= \frac{11!}{576}=69300 (D).

Therefore the answer is \frac{^11P_{11}}{(2!) \cdot(4!) \cdot(3!) \cdot(2!)}= \frac{11!}{576}=69300 (D).

Jack

10-10-2013, 10:39 AM

Thank you!!

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