Pemutations & Combinations Questions
Q1. A security agency assigns a two-digit code with distinct digits to each of its members using the digits 0,1,2,3....,9 such that the first digit of the code is not zero. However the code printed on a badge can potentially create confusion when read upside down. For example, the code 18 may appear as 81. How many codes are there for which there for which no such confusion can arise?
a. 69 b. 71 c. 81 d. 65 e. 68
Q2. Find the number of ways of dividing 16 different books equally among
(i) 4 boys?
(ii) into 4 parcels?
Q3. Of twelve points on a plane, 5 points lie on a straight line and no other combination of 3 points lie on a straight line. Then, by joining these points how many quadrilaterals can be formed?
a. 495 b. 460 c. 490 d. 480 e. 420
Q4. Let S be a set of all 5-digit numbers with distinct digits that can be formed using the digits 1,2,4,5 and 8 such that exactly two odd positions are occupied by the even digits. Find the sum of the digits in the rightmost position of all the numbers in S.
a. 296 b. 256 c. 316 d. 269 e. 329
Q5. Ten points are plotted on a plane such that no three of them lie on a straight line. Four of these points are joined to each of the remaining six points and each of the remaining six points is joined to exactly five points. How many line segments are formed?
a. 28 b. 25 c. 29 d. 27 e. 24
Q6. Using the first ten letters of the english alphabet how many strings of four letters can be formed such that each H is followed by B?
a. 6760 b. 6516 c. 6561 d. 240 e. 6805
Q7. Mac has forgotten his friends 8-digit telephone number but remembers the following:
i) the first 3 digit are either 270 or 279.
ii) the digit 0 occurs exactly three times and the digit 9 occurs exactly one time.
iii) the number was an even number.
If he were to use a trial & error method to reach his friend, what is the minimum number of trials he has to make to be sure to succeed?
a. 1664 b. 1544 c. 832 d. 1280 e. 2000
Q8. Two red, three balck & two white pencils are to be arrange in a row such that:
i) no two adjacent pencils are of the same color &
ii) the pencils at the two ends of the row are of same color.
In how many ways can the pencils be arranged?
a. 12 b. 8 c. 10 d. 9 e. 11
Any shortcut for the above questions...??? pls help!!