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In how many different ways could couples be picked from 6 men and 9 women ?

A) 26 B) 54
C) 52 D) 28

Answer:   B) 54



Explanation:

Number of mens = 8

Number of womens = 5

 

Different ways could couples be picked = C16×9C1 = 9 x 6 = 54 ways.

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In how many ways the word 'SCOOTY' can be arranged such that 'S' and 'Y' are always at two ends?

A) 720 B) 360
C) 120 D) 24
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: D) 24

Explanation:

Given word is SCOOTY

ATQ,

Except S & Y number of letters are 4(C 2O's T)

Hence, required number of arrangements = 4!/2! x 2! = 4!

= 4 x 3 x 2

= 24 ways.

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In how many ways word of 'GLACIOUS' can be arranged such that 'C' always comes at end?

A) 3360 B) 5040
C) 720 D) 1080
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: B) 5040

Explanation:

Given word is GLACIOUS has 8 letters.

=> C is fixed in one of the 8 places

Then, the remaining 7 letters can be arranged in 7! ways = 5040.

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From a group of 7 boys and 6 girls, five persons are to be selected to form a team, so that at least 3 girls are there in the team. In how many ways can it be done?

A) 427 B) 531
C) 651 D) 714
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: B) 531

Explanation:

Given in the question that, there are 7 boys and 6 girls. 

Team members = 5

Now, required number of ways in which a team of 5 having atleast 3 girls in the team = 

6C3  x 7C2  + 6C4 x 7C1 + 6C5= 6x5x43x2x1 x 7x62x1 + 6x5x4x34x3x2x1 x 7 + 6x5x4x3x25x4x3x2x1= 420 + 105 + 6= 531.

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Q:

The number of ways in which 8 distinct toys can be distributed among 5 children?

A) 5P8 B) 5^8
C) 8P5 D) 8^5
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: B) 5^8

Explanation:

As the toys are distinct and not identical,

For each of the 8 toys, we have three choices as to which child will receive the toy. Therefore, there are 58 ways to distribute the toys.

 

Hence, it is 58 and not 85.

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In how many different ways can the letters of the word 'THERAPY' be arranged so that the vowels never come together?

A) 1440 B) 720
C) 2250 D) 3600
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: D) 3600

Explanation:

Given word is THERAPY.

Number of letters in the given word = 7

These 7 letters can be arranged in 7! ways.

Number of vowels in the given word = 2 (E, A)

The number of ways of arrangement in which vowels come together is 6! x 2! ways

 

Hence, the required number of ways can the letters of the word 'THERAPY' be arranged so that the vowels never come together = 7! - (6! x 2!) ways = 5040 - 1440 = 3600 ways.

 

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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
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: B) 90,720

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 

9!2! x 2! = 9 x 8 x 7 x 6 x 5 x 4 x 32 = 90,720 ways.

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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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