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− | Let <math>A = 1, | + | Let <math>A = 1</math>, <math>M = 2</math>, <math>O = 3</math>, <math>S = 4</math>, and <math>U = 5</math>. Then counting backwards, <math>54321, 54312, 54231, 54213, 54132, 54123</math>, so the answer is <math>\boxed{115\Rightarrow\text{(D)}}</math> |
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Problem
Using the letters , , , , and , we can form five-letter "words". If these "words" are arranged in alphabetical order, then the "word" occupies position
Solution 1
There are "words" beginning with each of the first four letters alphabetically. From there, there are with as the first letter and each of the first three letters alphabetically. After that, the next "word" is , hence our answer is .
Solution 2
Let , , , , and . Then counting backwards, , so the answer is
See Also
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