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# There are eight pieces of paper with letters A, A, A, N, N,

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There are eight pieces of paper with letters A, A, A, N, N, [#permalink]  13 Oct 2003, 03:35
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There are eight pieces of paper with letters A, A, A, N, N, C, O, and D. One arranges them randomly. What is the probability of getting ANACONDA?
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3/8*2/7*2/6*1/5*1/4*1/3*1/2*1/1

=1/3360

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I have used the same approach.

Another way: total different combinations=8!/3!*2!=2*5*6*7*8=3360 and theonly favorable.
P=1/3360

Are there other approaches?
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