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As per the given figure, there are many horizontal and vertical roads connecting point A & B. What are the total number of shortest paths which can be used to travel from A to B without repeating any road?

A. $$5!2!$$

B. $$\frac {9!}{2^26!}$$

C. $$\frac {9!}{6!}$$

D. $$4!3!2!$$

E. $$2^53^2$$
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As per the given figure, there are many horizontal and vertical roads connecting point A & B. What are the total number of shortest paths which can be used to travel from A to B without repeating any road?

A. $$5!2!$$

B. $$\frac {9!}{2^26!}$$

C. $$\frac {9!}{6!}$$

D. $$4!3!2!$$

E. $$2^53^2$$

In order the length to be minimum one should only go RIGHT and DOWN: namely 5 times RIGHT and 4 times DOWN.

So combination of RRRRRDDDD: # of permutations of 9 letters out of which there are 5 identical R's and 2 identical D's is $$\frac{9!}{5!4!}=\frac{9!}{5!*2*3*4}=\frac{9!}{6!*2^2}$$.

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