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In how many ways can the 26 letters of the English alphabet be arrange
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Competition Mode Question In how many ways can the 26 letters of the English alphabet be arranged so that there are seven letters between the letters A and B? A. \(12\) B. \(36 * 24!\) C. \(24C7 * 18! * 2\) D. \(26C7 × 20! × 2\) E. \(26P7 × 20! × 2\) Are You Up For the Challenge: 700 Level Questions
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20 Mar 2020, 01:04
(1) Scheme A,_,_,_,_,_,_,_,B,(remaining) A can be positioned from letters 1 to 18. Accordingly, B is positioned from 9 to 26. The remaining 24 letters can fill the spaces with no repetition allowed in 24! ways. > No of ways = 18*24!
(2) Similarly, the reverse scheme B,_,_,_,_,_,_,_,A,(remaining) is also applicable > Additional no of ways = 18*24!
Total no of ways = 18*24! + 18*24! = 36*24! FINAL ANSWER IS (B)
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A & B have to be separated by 7 letters
Make a block of 9 letters with {A/B, _, _, _, _, _, _, _, B/A} and remaining 17 letters
We can arrange 7 letters from 24 available in \(24p_7\) ways
A & B can be interchanged in 2 ways
18 units (1 block + remaining 17 letters) can be arranged in 18! ways
> Total number of ways = 2*24p7*18! = 2*{24*23*22*21*20*19*18}*18! = 2*24!*18 = 36*24!
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In how many ways can the 26 letters of the English alphabet be arranged so that there are seven letters between the letters A and B? A. 12 B. 36∗24! C. 24C7∗18!∗2 D. 26C7×20!×2 E. 26P7×20!×2 Between A & B, there are 7 letters out of 24. Number of ways of selecting 7 letters out of 24 = 24C7 Arranging these 7 numbers between A & B = 7! Number of ways of arranging A & B = 2 Number of ways 9 letter word with A & B at both ends = 24C7*7!*2 Consider this 9 letter word as a single letter Number of ways of arranging the 18 letters = 18! Total number of ways the 26 letters of the English alphabet be arranged so that there are seven letters between the letters A and B = 24C7*7!*2*18! = (24!/7!17!)*7!*2*18! = 24! *2*18 = 36*24! IMO B
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Quote: In how many ways can the 26 letters of the English alphabet be arranged so that there are seven letters between the letters A and B?
A. 12 B. 36∗24! C. 24C7∗18!∗2 D. 26C7×20!×2 E. 26P7×20!×2 TOTAL 26 LETTERS A__[7]__B___[17]___ The number ways to choose [7] in between is 24C7 The number of arrangements of [7] is 7! The number of arrangements of A and B is 2 The number of arrangements of [17] and "A_[7]_B" as a group is 18! Total arrangements 24!/7!17! * 7! * 2 * 18! = 36*24! Ans (B)
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If we take out A and B from the 26 letters, we are left with 24 letters. The number of ways that 7 letters can be selected out of 24 = 24C7. The number of ways each of the 7 letters selected can be arranged = 7! After selecting 7 letters out of 24, the number of letters left = 247=17 In how many ways can we arrange the remaining 17 letters? 17! Each of the nine letters formed by interspersing 7 letters between letters A and B can be arranged between the 17 remaining letters in 17+1=18 ways Last but not the least, the two letters A and B can be arranged interchangeably at the ends in 2 ways
Total No. of ways = \(24C7*7!*17!*18*2\) = \((24!/(7!*17!))\)\(*7!*17!*18*2\) = \(36*24!\)
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7 letters must separate A and B. Implication: In the 26letter arrangement, A and B must occupy the ends of a 9letter block, as in the following examples: A=1 __ __ __ __ __ __ __ B=9 A=2 __ __ __ __ __ __ __ A=10 A=17 __ __ __ __ __ __ __ B=25 A= 18 __ __ __ __ __ __ __ B=26 The value in red indicates that the number of ways to position this 9letter block = 18 Number of ways to arrange A and B at the ends of this block = 2! Number of ways to arrange the remaining 24 letters = 24! To combine these options, we multiply: 18 * 2! * 24! = 36 * 24!
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In how many ways can the 26 letters of the English alphabet be arranged so that there are seven letters between the letters A and B? A. 12 B. 36∗24! C. 24C7∗18!∗2 D. 26C7×20!×2 E. 26P7×20!×2 Assumption: Arrangements is linear not circular. A + seven alphabets + B = 9 alphabets. A and B can be written in 2 ways: 1. AB 2. BA Rest of the places can be filled with any random alphabets that are left i.e. 24 alphabets. A_ _ _ _ _ _ _ B _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ (each space is an alphabet) _ A_ _ _ _ _ _ _ B _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ A_ _ _ _ _ _ _ B _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ ... ... _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ A _ _ _ _ _ _ _ B Since either of A or B can take place till 9th last alphabet i.e. 18th position, total positions that A or B can take = 18 So, Total ways of arrangements = 24! * 18 * 2 = 24! * 36 Answer B.
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21 Mar 2020, 04:10
26  9 = 17 ... If we consider the 9 letters as 1 objects we have to permute 18 different objects .. b and A can interchange ... I think the answer is C



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21 Mar 2020, 10:33
A _ _ _ _ _ _ _ B(24C7, as A and B are fixed) + remaining letters(18!) +B _ _ _ _ _ _ _ A (24C7)+ remaining letters(18!)  => 24C7 * 18! * 2 Ans.C



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21 Mar 2020, 18:26
In how many ways can the 26 letters of the English alphabet be arranged so that there are seven letters between the letters A and B?
The position of A, B and the other 7 letters can be fixed in the following ways : A 24C7 B B 24C7 A So, there can be 2 * 24C7 arrangements for these 9 letters. Now we can say these 9 letters are serving as a single letter. So the total letters become 18. These 18 letters can be arranged in 18! ways. So, the total arrangements will become : 2* 24C7 * 18!. C is the answer.




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