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− | Since the Arabic books and Spanish books have to be kept together, we can treat them both as just one book. That means we're trying to find the number of ways you can arrange one Arabic book, one Spanish book, and three German books, which is just <math>5</math> factorial. Now we multiply this product by <math>2!</math> because there are <math>2</math> factorial ways to arrange the Arabic books within themselves, and <math>4!</math> ways to arrange the Spanish books within themselves. Multiplying all these together, we have <math>2!\cdot 4!\cdot 5!=\boxed{\textbf{(C) }5760}</math> | + | Since the Arabic books and Spanish books have to be kept together, we can treat them both as just one book. That means we're trying to find the number of ways you can arrange one Arabic book, one Spanish book, and three German books, which is just <math>5</math> factorial. Now we multiply this product by <math>2!</math> because there are <math>2</math> factorial ways to arrange the Arabic books within themselves, and <math>4!</math> ways to arrange the Spanish books within themselves. Multiplying all these together, we have <math>2!\cdot 4!\cdot 5!=\boxed{\textbf{(C) }5760}</math>. |
==See Also== | ==See Also== |
Revision as of 15:56, 1 January 2021
Problem 16
Professor Chang has nine different language books lined up on a bookshelf: two Arabic, three German, and four Spanish. How many ways are there to arrange the nine books on the shelf keeping the Arabic books together and keeping the Spanish books together?
Solution 1
Since the Arabic books and Spanish books have to be kept together, we can treat them both as just one book. That means we're trying to find the number of ways you can arrange one Arabic book, one Spanish book, and three German books, which is just factorial. Now we multiply this product by because there are factorial ways to arrange the Arabic books within themselves, and ways to arrange the Spanish books within themselves. Multiplying all these together, we have .
See Also
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