Unique letter combinations are 26
two letter combinations are = 26c2 = 26X25/2 = 13X25 = 325
two letter code where two letters are same = 26
total combinations = 26+325-26 = 325
answer should be 325
Would you say AC and CA are different codes or same?
I think you will agree that they are different codes. Hence you do not use the combination formula here (26C2) because it only selects 2 different letters out of the 26 letters.
So how do you solve this question? You can do it in two different ways:
You select 2 different letters and then arrange them.
26C2 * 2! = 650
You use basic counting principle. (Check out: http://www.veritasprep.com/blog/2011/10 ... inatorics/
26*25 = 650
The number of one letter codes is 26 so total = 650 + 26 = 676
I agree with you and understood your point. however in one of kaplan
CAT the OA is porvided as 351. Please see the attachment. Please anyone explain why OA is 351
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