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A rectangular floor measure 2 by 3 meters, there are 5

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A rectangular floor measure 2 by 3 meters, there are 5 [#permalink] New post 12 Aug 2006, 16:48
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A rectangular floor measure 2 by 3 meters, there are 5 white, 5 red and 5 black parquet blocks available. Each block measurers 1 by 1 meter. In how many different color patterns can the floor be pargueted.

a)104
b)213
c)577
d)705
e)726
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 [#permalink] New post 12 Aug 2006, 18:28
5 w, 5b, 5 r = 15 alltogether
total reqd = 2*3 = 6
15C6 combinations..
Can anyone please explain further, I'm stumped?
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 [#permalink] New post 13 Aug 2006, 02:40
Clue: It would be a much easier question of there were 6 tiles of each colour available...Each of the six spaces could be filled 3 ways
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Re: permutations [#permalink] New post 13 Aug 2006, 05:59
rkatl wrote:
A rectangular floor measure 2 by 3 meters, there are 5 white, 5 red and 5 black parquet blocks available. Each block measurers 1 by 1 meter. In how many different color patterns can the floor be pargueted.

a)104
b)213
c)577
d)705
e)726


how about 3x3x3x3x3x3 -3 =729-3 = 726
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 [#permalink] New post 13 Aug 2006, 07:47
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Rectangular floor consists of six 1 by 1 block.

Each block can either white or red or black.

So the required combinations= 3*3*3*3*3*3= 729

but this also includes when all the blocks are either white or black or red which is not possible
so we need to subtract 3 possible cases.


729-3= 726
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 [#permalink] New post 13 Aug 2006, 17:09
Thanks for the answers.. i guess it is just a simple combination questions.
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 [#permalink] New post 11 Dec 2007, 12:47
AK wrote:
E

Rectangular floor consists of six 1 by 1 block.

Each block can either white or red or black.

So the required combinations= 3*3*3*3*3*3= 729

but this also includes when all the blocks are either white or black or red which is not possible
so we need to subtract 3 possible cases.


729-3= 726


we have 6 slots. there are 3 colors to choose from to fill each of these slots

(3c1)^6 = 729

i still do not understand how the subtraction of 3 is accounted for.
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 [#permalink] New post 11 Dec 2007, 12:55
bmwhype2 wrote:
AK wrote:
E

Rectangular floor consists of six 1 by 1 block.

Each block can either white or red or black.

So the required combinations= 3*3*3*3*3*3= 729

but this also includes when all the blocks are either white or black or red which is not possible
so we need to subtract 3 possible cases.


729-3= 726


we have 6 slots. there are 3 colors to choose from to fill each of these slots

(3c1)^6 = 729

i still do not understand how the subtraction of 3 is accounted for.


nevermind, figured it out.
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 [#permalink] New post 11 Dec 2007, 15:35
bmwhype2 wrote:
AK wrote:
E

Rectangular floor consists of six 1 by 1 block.

Each block can either white or red or black.

So the required combinations= 3*3*3*3*3*3= 729

but this also includes when all the blocks are either white or black or red which is not possible
so we need to subtract 3 possible cases.


729-3= 726


we have 6 slots. there are 3 colors to choose from to fill each of these slots

(3c1)^6 = 729

i still do not understand how the subtraction of 3 is accounted for.


Because there are only 5 blocks , so we can have 6 of same color. I like this question..
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