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Answer: 24

 

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 Jul 30, 2019
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\(\text{we have essentially 4 entities given: ma, ka, la, and a}\\ \text{having placed the 3 pairs there are 4 slots in which the a can be placed}\\ \text{the 3 pairs can be arranged in $3!$ ways and then there are 4 ways to place the a, for a total of}\\ N=3!\cdot 4 = 6\cdot 4 = 24\)

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 Jul 30, 2019

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