Permutation & Combination Questions

The number of ways in which 6 men and 5 women can dine at a round table, if no two women are to sit together, is given by

Solution : The number of ways to n people on circular table is (n-1)! So, first we fix position of men, the number of ways to sit men = 5! Now, women can sit in the gaps between men, there are 6 gaps between 5 mens, So, women can sit in \(^6P_5\) ways Hence, total …

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A student is to answer 10 out of 13 questions in an examination such that he must choose atleast 4 from the first five questions. The number of choices available to him is

Solution : The number of choices available to him = \(^5C_4\) x \(^8C_6\) + \(^5C_5\) x\(^8C_5\) = 5.4.7 + 8.7 = 140 + 56 = 196 Similar Questions The number of ways in which 6 men and 5 women can dine at a round table, if no two women are to sit together, is given …

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The number of ways of distributing 8 identical balls in 3 distinct boxes, so that none of the boxes is empty, is

Solution : The number of ways of distributing n identical things in m different boxes is \(^{n-1}C_{m-1}\) So, Required number of ways = \(^{8-1}C_{3-1}\) = \(^7C_2\) = 21 Similar Questions A student is to answer 10 out of 13 questions in an examination such that he must choose atleast 4 from the first five questions. …

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How many ways are there to arrange the letters in the word ‘GARDEN’ with the vowels in alphabetical order ?

Solution : Total number of ways in which all the letters can be arranged in alphabetical order = 6! There are two vowels (A, E) in the word ‘GARDEN’. Total number of ways in which these two vowels can be arranged = 2! \(\therefore\) Total number of required ways = \(6!\over 2!\) = 360 Similar …

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If the letters of the word ‘SACHIN’ are arranged in all possible ways and these words are written out as in dictionary, then the word ‘SACHIN’ appears at serial number

Solution : In the word SACHIN’ order of alphabets is A, C, H, I, N and S. Number of words start with A = 5!, so with C, H, I, N. Now, words start with S and after that ACHIN are in ascending order of position, so 5.5! = 600 words are in dictionary before, …

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At an election, a voter may vote for any number of candidates not greater than the number of candidates to be elected. There are 10 candidates and 4 are to be elected. If a voter votes for atleast 1 candidate, then the number of ways in which he can vote is

Solution : Total Number of ways = \(^{10}C_1\) + \(^{10}C_2\) + \(^{10}C_3\) + \(^{10}C_4\) = 10 + 45 + 120 + 210 = 385 Similar Questions A student is to answer 10 out of 13 questions in an examination such that he must choose atleast 4 from the first five questions. The number of choices …

At an election, a voter may vote for any number of candidates not greater than the number of candidates to be elected. There are 10 candidates and 4 are to be elected. If a voter votes for atleast 1 candidate, then the number of ways in which he can vote is Read More »

The set S = {1,2,3,…..,12} is to be partitioned into three sets A, B and C of equal size. Thus, \(A\cup B\cup C\) = S \(A\cap B\) = \(B\cap C\) = \(A\cap C\) = \(\phi\) The number of ways to partition S is

Solution : first we choose 4 numbers from 12 numbers, then 4 from remaining 8 numbers, and then 4 from remaining 4 numbers So, Required number of ways = \(^{12}C_4\) x \(^8C_4\) x \(^4C_4\) = \(12!\over (4!)^3\) Similar Questions How many different words can be formed by jumbling the letters in the word ‘MISSISSIPPI’ in …

The set S = {1,2,3,…..,12} is to be partitioned into three sets A, B and C of equal size. Thus, \(A\cup B\cup C\) = S \(A\cap B\) = \(B\cap C\) = \(A\cap C\) = \(\phi\) The number of ways to partition S is Read More »

How many different words can be formed by jumbling the letters in the word ‘MISSISSIPPI’ in which no two S are adjacent ?

Solution : Given word is MISSISSIPPI, Here, I occurs 4 times, S = 4 times P = 2 times, M = 1 time So, we write it like this _M_I_I_I_I_P_P_ Now, we see that spaces are the places for letter S, because no two S can be together So, we can place 4 S in …

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From 6 different novels and 3 different dictionaries, 4 novels and 1 dictionary are to be selected and arranged in a row on the shelf so that the dictionary is always in the middle. Then, the number of such arrangements is

Solution : The number of ways in which 4 novels can be selected = \(^6C_4\) = 15 The number of ways in which 1 dictionary can be selected = \(^3C_1\) = 3 Now, we have 5 places in which middle place is fixed. \(\therefore\)  4 novels can be arranged in 4! ways \(\therefore\)  total number …

From 6 different novels and 3 different dictionaries, 4 novels and 1 dictionary are to be selected and arranged in a row on the shelf so that the dictionary is always in the middle. Then, the number of such arrangements is Read More »

There are 10 points in a plane, out of these 6 are collinear. If N is the number of triangles formed by joining these points, then

Solution : If out of n points,  m are collinear, then Number of triangles = \(^nC_3\) – \(^mC_3\) \(\therefore\)  Number of triangles = \(^{10}C_3\) – \(^6C_3\) = 120 – 20 = 100 Similar Questions How many different words can be formed by jumbling the letters in the word ‘MISSISSIPPI’ in which no two S are …

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