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− | We see that for any combination of two distinct letters other than Z (as the last name will automatically be Z), there is only one possible way to arrange them in alphabetical order, thus the answer is just <math>\dbinom{25}{2}=\boxed{\mathrm{( | + | We see that for any combination of two distinct letters other than Z (as the last name will automatically be Z), there is only one possible way to arrange them in alphabetical order, thus the answer is just <math>\dbinom{25}{2}=\boxed{\mathrm{(B)\,300}}</math>. |
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Problem
Mr. and Mrs. Zeta want to name their baby Zeta so that its monogram (first, middle, and last initials) will be in alphabetical order with no letter repeated. How many such monograms are possible?
Solution
We see that for any combination of two distinct letters other than Z (as the last name will automatically be Z), there is only one possible way to arrange them in alphabetical order, thus the answer is just .
See also
1989 AHSME (Problems • Answer Key • Resources) | ||
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