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In how many ways can the letters of a word 'G M A T I N S I G H T' be

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In how many ways can the letters of a word 'G M A T I N S I G H T' be arranged to form different words such that each word starts with a "G" and ends with a "T" (whether the word makes sense or not)?

A) 11!
B) 9!
C) 8!
D) 9!/2!
E) 11!/(2!*2!*2!)

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In how many ways can the letters of a word 'G M A T I N S I G H T' be arranged to form different words such that each word starts with a "G" and ends with a "T" (whether the word makes sense or not)?

A) 11!
B) 9!
C) 8!
D) 9!/2!
E) 11!/(2!*2!*2!)

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Isn't the answer should be 9!/2!-1 ( since it is asking how many different words can be formed)

Eg:
How many ways the letters of GMAT can be arranged. Ans: 4!
How many ways the letters of GMAT can be arranged to form different words. Ans: 4!-1 (We need to remove the word GMAT from the list, since it is already there)
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