+0  
 
0
164
1
avatar

Cory has 3 apples, 2 oranges and \(3\) bananas. If Cory eats one piece of his fruit per day for a week and the pieces of fruit within each category are indistinguishable, in how many orders can Cory eat the fruit? One such order is \(AAAOOBBB\)

 Jan 23, 2022
 #1
avatar+2455 
0

There would be 8 options for the first day, 7 for the second, 6 for the third, and so on... So 8x7x6x5x4x3x2. However, since the fruits are indistinguishable, we have to divide by 3!x2!x2!.

 

This gives us: \({{8*7*6*5*4*3*2} \over 3!2!2! } = 420\) ways.

 Jan 24, 2022

11 Online Users

avatar