use four different colors to color the four rectangles A, B, C, and D as shown in the figure. No two rectangles sharing the same edge can be the same color. How many ways are there to color the rectangles?
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We have 4 ways to color A, 3 ways to color B, 2 ways to color C and one way to color D
So.....the the total ways to color the rectangles = 4 * 3 * 2 * 1 = 4! = 24 ways