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In how many different ways can the letters of the world

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In how many different ways can the letters of the world AGREE be arranged?

I originally solved using 5!/2! which is correct, can't we also solve using permutations?
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Re: PS - Different Ways to arrange AGREE [#permalink] New post 17 Jun 2008, 09:15
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x-ALI-x wrote:
In how many different ways can the letters of the world AGREE be arranged?

I originally solved using 5!/2! which is correct, can't we also solve using permutations?


Technically its:

5!/1!1!1!*2! = 60
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Re: PS - Different Ways to arrange AGREE [#permalink] New post 17 Jun 2008, 09:29
GMATBLACKBELT wrote:
x-ALI-x wrote:
In how many different ways can the letters of the world AGREE be arranged?

I originally solved using 5!/2! which is correct, can't we also solve using permutations?


Technically its:

5!/1!1!1!*2! = 60


You are correct, the answer is 60.
Can you explain your reasoning, I don't get denominator.

Thanks.
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