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Q:

# From a group of 7 men and 6 women, five persons are to be selected to form a committee so that at least 3 men are there on the committee. In how many ways can it be done?

 A) 564 B) 735 C) 756 D) 657

Explanation:

We may have (3 men and 2 women) or (4 men and 1 woman) or (5 men only).

Required number of ways= $\left(7{C}_{3}*6{C}_{2}\right)+\left(7{C}_{4}*6{C}_{1}\right)+7{C}_{5}$ = 756.

Q:

In how many different ways can the letters of the word 'HAPPYHOLI' be arranged?

 A) 89,972 B) 90,720 C) 72,000 D) 81,000

Explanation:

The given word HAPPYHOLI has 9 letters

These 9 letters can e arranged in 9! ways.

But here in the given word letters H & P are repeated twice each

Therefore, Number of ways these 9 letters can be arranged is

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Q:

How many words can be formed with or without meaning by using three letters out of k, l, m, n, o without repetition of alphabets.

 A) 60 B) 120 C) 240 D) 30

Explanation:

Given letters are k, l, m, n, o = 5

number of letters to be in the words = 3

Total number of words that can be formed from these 5 letters taken 3 at a time without repetation of letters =

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Q:

The letters of the word PROMISE are to be arranged so that three vowels should not come together. Find the number of ways of arrangements?

 A) 4320 B) 4694 C) 4957 D) 4871

Explanation:

Given Word is PROMISE.

Number of letters in the word PROMISE = 7

Number of ways 7 letters can be arranged = 7! ways

Number of Vowels in word PROMISE = 3 (O, I, E)

Number of ways the vowels can be arranged that 3 Vowels come together = 5! x 3! ways

Now, the number of ways of arrangements so that three vowels should not come together

= 7! - (5! x 3!) ways = 5040 - 720 = 4320.

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Q:

In how many different ways can the letters of the word 'POVERTY' be arranged ?

 A) 2520 B) 5040 C) 1260 D) None

Explanation:

The 7 letters word 'POVERTY' be arranged in $\mathbf{7}{\mathbit{P}}_{\mathbf{7}}$ ways = 7! = 5040 ways.

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Q:

A decision committee of 5 members is to be formed out of 4 Actors, 3 Directors and 2 Producers. In how many ways a committee of 2 Actors, 2 Directors and 1 Producer can be formed ?

 A) 18 B) 24 C) 36 D) 32

Explanation:

Required Number of ways = = 36

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Q:

How many six digit odd numbers can be formed from the digits 0, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, and 9 (repetition not allowed)?

 A) 8640 B) 720 C) 3620 D) 4512

Explanation:

Let the 6 digits of the required 6 digit number be abcdef

Then, the number to be odd number the last digit must be odd digit i.e 3, 5, 7 or 9

The first digit cannot be ‘0’ => possible digits = 3, 5, 7, 2, 6, 8

Remaining 4 places can be of 6 x 5 x 4 x 3 ways

This can be easily understood by

Therefore, required number of ways = 6 x 6 x 5 x 4 x 3 x 4 = 36 x 20 x 12 = 720 x 12

8640 ways.

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Q:

In how many ways can letter of the word RAILINGS arrange so that R and S always come together?

 A) 1260 B) 2520 C) 5040 D) 1080

Explanation:

The number of ways in which the letters of the word RAILINGS can be arranged such that R & S always come together is

Count R & S as only 1 space or letter so that RS or SR can be arranged => 7! x 2!

But in the word RAILINGS, I repeated for 2 times => 7! x 2!/2! = 7! ways = 5040 ways.

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Q:

On the occasion of New Year, each student of a class sends greeting cards to the others. If there are 21 students in the class, what is the total number of greeting cards exchanged by the students?

 A) 380 B) 420 C) 441 D) 400

Explanation:

Given total number of students in the class = 21

So each student will have 20 greeting cards to be send or receive (21 - 1(himself))

Therefore, the total number of greeting cards exchanged by the students = 20 x 21 = 420.