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# In how many ways can the letters O, R, D, E, and R be arranged so th

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06 Sep 2019, 06:30
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In how many ways can the letters O, R, D, E, and R be arranged so that there are at least two letters between two "R"s?

(A) 12

(B) 18

(C) 24

(D) 36

(E) 60
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06 Sep 2019, 06:43
For two letters between two Rs we have:1)R,...,...,R,...1*3*2*1*1=6
2)...,R,...,...,R 3*1*2*1*1=6
And for three letters between two Rs, we have;
1*3*2*1*1=6
6+6+6=18
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