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Nick George
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How many ways can the letters in FACETIOUS be arranged such that the vowels remain in the correct order?


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Michael Dunn
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3024
Nick George
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bingo!
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shankar vembu
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9c4 * 4! = 3024
[ June 11, 2004: Message edited by: shankar vembu ]
Nick George
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That's how my math teacher did it... I like my method, though...

total of combinations, ignoring vowel rule: 9!
probablity that, in any given combination, the vowels are in the right order: 1/5!

9!*(1/5!)=3024
shankar vembu
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Originally posted by Joseph George:
That's how my math teacher did it... I like my method, though...

total of combinations, ignoring vowel rule: 9!
probablity that, in any given combination, the vowels are in the right order: 1/5!

9!*(1/5!)=3024


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