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The number of permutations of the letters of the word 'MESMERISE' is  ?

A) 9!/(2!)^{2}x3! B) 9! x 2! x 3!
C) 0 D) None

Answer:   A) 9!/(2!)^{2}x3!



Explanation:

n items of which p are alike of one kind, q alike of the other, r alike of another kind and the remaining are distinct can be arranged in a row in n!/p!q!r! ways.
The letter pattern 'MESMERISE' consists of 10 letters of which there are 2M's, 3E's, 2S's and 1I and 1R.
Number of arrangements = 9!(2!)2×3!

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
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: A) 60

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 = 5P3 ways.

 5P3 = 5 x 4 x 3 = 60 words.

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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
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: A) 4320

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
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: B) 5040

Explanation:

The 7 letters word 'POVERTY' be arranged in 7P7 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
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: C) 36

Explanation:

Required Number of ways = 4C2 × 3C2 × 2C1 = 36 = 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
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: A) 8640

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
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: C) 5040

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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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
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: B) 420

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.

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How many more words can be formed by using the letters of the given word 'CREATIVITY'?

A) 851250 B) 751210
C) 362880 D) 907200
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: D) 907200

Explanation:

The number of letters in the given word CREATIVITY = 10

 

Here T & I letters are repeated

 

=> Number of Words that can be formed from CREATIVITY = 10!/2!x2! = 3628800/4 = 907200

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