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In how many ways can 5 different toys be packed in 3 identical boxes such that no box is empty, if any of the boxes may hold all of the toys ?

A) 36 B) 25
C) 24 D) 72

Answer:   B) 25



Explanation:

The toys are different; The boxes are identical 

 

If none of the boxes is to remain empty, then we can pack the toys in one of the following ways 

a. 2, 2, 1 

b. 3, 1, 1 

 

Case a. Number of ways of achieving the first option 2 - 2 - 1 

 

Two toys out of the 5 can be selected in 5C2 ways. Another 2 out of the remaining 3 can be selected in 3C2 ways and the last toy can be selected in 1C1 way. 

 

However, as the boxes are identical, the two different ways of selecting which box holds the first two toys and which one holds the second set of two toys will look the same. Hence, we need to divide the result by 2 

 

Therefore, total number of ways of achieving the 2 - 2 - 1 option is ways 5C2*3C2= 15 ways

 

 

Case b. Number of ways of achieving the second option 3 - 1 - 1

 

Three toys out of the 5 can be selected in 5C3 ways. As the boxes are identical, the remaining two toys can go into the two identical looking boxes in only one way.

 

Therefore, total number of ways of getting the 3 - 1 - 1 option is 5C3 = 10 = 10 ways.

 

 

 

Total ways in which the 5 toys can be packed in 3 identical boxes

 

= number of ways of achieving Case a + number of ways of achieving Case b= 15 + 10 = 25 ways.

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In how many ways the letters of the word 'CIRCUMSTANCES' can be arranged such that all vowels came at odd places and N always comes at end?

A) 1,51,200 ways. B) 5,04,020 ways
C) 72,000 ways D) None of the above
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: A) 1,51,200 ways.

Explanation:

In circumcstances word there are 3C's, 2S's, I, U,R, T, A, N, E

Total = 13 letters

But last letter must be N

Hence, available places = 12

In that odd places = 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11

Owvels = 4

This can be done in 6P4 ways 

Remaining 7 letters can be arranged in 7!/3! x 2! ways

 

Hence, total number of ways = 6P4 x 7!/3! x 2! = 360 x 5040/12 = 1,51,200 ways.

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

A) 720 B) 5040
C) 360 D) 180
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: A) 720

Explanation:

The number of letters in the given word RITUAL = 6

Then, 

Required number of different ways can the letters of the word 'RITUAL' be arranged = 6!

=> 6 x 5 x 4 x 3 x 2 x 1 = 720

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How many four digits numbers greater than 6000 can be made using the digits 0, 4, 2, 6 together with repetition.

A) 64 B) 63
C) 62 D) 60
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: B) 63

Explanation:

Given digits are 0, 4, 2, 6

Required 4 digit number should be greater than 6000.

So, first digit must be 6 only and the remaining three places can be filled by one of all the four digits.

This can be done by

1x4x4x4 = 64

Greater than 6000 means 6000 should not be there.

Hence, 64 - 1 = 63.

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A card is drawn from a pack of 52 cards. What is the probability that either card is black or a king? 

A) 15/52 B) 17/26
C) 13/17 D) 15/26
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: D) 15/26

Explanation:

Number of cards in a pack of cards = 52

Number of black cards = 26

Number of king cards = 4 (2 Red, 2 Black)

 

Required, the probability that if a card is drawn either card is black or a king = 

2652 + 452 = 3052 = 1526

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A box contains 2 blue balls, 3 green balls and 4 yellow balls. In how many ways can 3 balls be drawn from the box, if at least one green ball is to be included in the draw?

A) 48 B) 24
C) 64 D) 32
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: C) 64

Explanation:

Total number of balls = 2 + 3 + 4 = 9

Total number of ways 3 balls can be drawn from 9 = 9C3

No green ball is drawn = 9 - 3 = 6 = 6C3

Required number of ways if atleast one green ball is to be included = Total number of ways - No green ball is drawn

= 9C3 - 6C3

= 9x8x7/3x2  -  6x5x4/3x2

= 84 - 20

= 64 ways.

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How many 4-digit numbers can be formed from the digits 2, 3, 5, 6, 7 and 9, which are divisible by 5 and none of the digits is repeated?

A) 60 B) 48
C) 36 D) 20
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: A) 60

Explanation:

Here given the required digit number is 4 digit.

It must be divisible by 5. Hence, the unit's digit in the required 4 digit number must be 0 or 5. But here only 5 is available.

x x x 5

The remaining places can be filled by remaining digits as 5 x 4 x 3 ways.

 

Hence, number 4-digit numbers can be formed are 5 x 4 x 3 = 20 x 3 = 60.

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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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