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Determine the number of ways to arrange the letters of the word PROOF.

 Oct 18, 2018
 #1
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Is the answer 20?

 Oct 18, 2018
 #2
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The number of distinguishable "words"  that can be made is

 

5!  /  2!   =    120  / 2   =  60

 

 

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 Oct 18, 2018
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Yes, 60 is correct. We have 5 letters in total and the letter, "O" repeats twice, so 5!/2!=5*4*3=20*3=60 ways.

 Oct 19, 2018

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