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ARRANGEMENT
The number of ways of arranging n unlike objects in a line is n! .
The number of ways of arranging in a line is n objects , of which p are alike , is.
The number of ways of arranging n unlike objects in a ring when clockwise and anticlockwise arrangements are different is (n-1)! .
The number of ways of arranging n unlike objects in a ring when clockwise and anticlockwise arrangements are the same, is.
e.g. The representatives of five countries attend a conference. In how many ways can they be seated at a round table ?
As they are seated at a round table, there is no first or last place to consider. What matters in this arrangement is where each one sits relative to the others, as no one seat is special.
EDCBA12345DCBAE12345CBAED12345BAEDC12345AEDCB12345Numbering the chairs 1 to 5, we can say that there are 5 ways of selecting the occupant of the first seat . 4 ways of selecting the occupant of the second seat … and so on. Thus there are 5x4x3x2x1 ways of arranging the representatives in the five seats . But this number includes the arrangements shown below :
i.e. for any one arrangement in the five seats , the representatives can be moved clockwise five times and still have the same people to the left and to the right of them . Therefore the 5x4x3x2x1 ways of arranging the five representatives in numbered seats is five times the number of ways of arranging them round a circular table , so there areways, or 4x3x2x1 ways = (5-1)! in which the representatives can be seated at the round table.
e.g. In how many ways can five beads, chosen from eight different beads be threaded on to a ring ?
EDCBA12345DCBAE12345CBAED12345BAEDC12345AEDCB12345The number of ways of arranging five beads taken from eight different beads , in five numbered places is 8x7x6x5x4. Thus the number of ways of arranging five (from eight) beads in a circle isas :
But a ring can be turned over,
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and these have been counted as two separate arrangements. So the number of circular arrangements is twice the number of arrangements on a ring. Therefore the number of ways of threading five beads, from eight different beads , on a ring is.
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3. In how many ways can five different books be arranged on a shelf ?
4. How many two digit numbers can be made from the set {2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9}, each number containing two different digits ?
5. In how many ways can six different shrubs be planted in a row?
6. In how many of the possible permutations of the letters of the word ADDING are the two D's :
7. How many permutations of the letters of the word DEFEATED are there in which the E's are separated from each other ?
8. A box contains seven snooker balls , three of which are red , two black , one white and one green. In how many ways can three balls be chosen ?
9. Four books are taken from a shelf of eighteen books , of which six are paperback, and twelve are hardback. In how many of the possible combinations of four books is at least one a paperback ?
10. Find how many numbers between 10 and 300 can be made from the digits 1, 2, 3, if :
11. How many combinations of three letters taken from the letters A, A, B, B, C, C, D are there ?
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13. Find the number of ways in which twelve children can be divided into two groups of six if two particular boys must be in different groups ?
14. A box contains ten bricks , identical except for colour. Three bricks are red , two are white, two are yellow , two are blue and one is black. In how many ways can three distinguishable bricks be
15. How many even numbers less than 500 can be made from the integers 1,2,3,4,5, each integer being used only once ?
16. In how many ways can three letters from the word GREEN be arranged in a row if at least one of the letters is E ?
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