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# In how many ways can 6 rings be worn in 4 fingers of 1 hand

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25 Nov 2005, 05:15
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In how many ways can 6 rings be worn in 4 fingers of 1 hand.

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25 Nov 2005, 08:03
Depends. If only one ring per finger, then: 6P4=360*5=1800.

If multiple rings can be worn on any one finger in multiple orders, then this problem becomes much more complicated.

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26 Nov 2005, 04:02
The explanation is :

r things can be given to n persons in n^r ways.

Here,
n = 4
r = 6

= 4^6 ways.

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# In how many ways can 6 rings be worn in 4 fingers of 1 hand

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