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In how many ways can the letters of the word "APPLE" be arranged?

  1. Iamsam profile image82
    Iamsamposted 5 years ago

    In how many ways can the letters of the word "APPLE" be arranged?

    Options: A. 720,     B. 120      C. 60    D. 180

  2. drpennypincher profile image94
    drpennypincherposted 5 years ago

    I say B. 120.  APPLE has 5 letters, so 5x4x3x2x1=120  ways to arrange the letters.

  3. jacobkuttyta profile image77
    jacobkuttytaposted 5 years ago

    The answer will be C. 60 as P comes two times in the word apple.

    5 x 4 x 3 x 2 x 1
    --------------------- = 60
        2 x 1

    1. drpennypincher profile image94
      drpennypincherposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Well played- I forgot to consider the repeated letter...

 
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