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Topic: permutations and combinations
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Bob

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Registered: 1/29/05
Re: permutations and combinations
Posted: Apr 17, 2005 9:43 PM
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On Sun, 17 Apr 2005 20:35:38 -0700, Kenneth <jagger7774@hotmail.com>
wrote:

>William Elliot wrote:
>> On Sun, 17 Apr 2005, Kenneth wrote:
>>
>>

>>>How many tours consisting of a visit (in the order speci
ed) to a park,
>>>a museum, a mall and a restaurant are possible if you can select from
>>>

ve parks, two museums, six malls, and eight restaurants?
>>>
>>>I GOT THE ANSWER: 5 * 2 * 6 * 8 = 480
>>>
>>>IS THIS CORRECT?


yes


(But why not eat at the mall?)


>>>
>>
>> No, it's not correct to use a special character for 'fi'
>> as it shows up as ^B and who knows for other systems.

>
>William can you please clarify?? I have no idea what you wrote.


You have two words with fi in them, and neither is readable. Instead
of fi, my system shows a little box or ^B, in one place or another. I
have no idea what character you typed, or why, or what it looks like
on your screen. But you need to restrict yourself to basic ASCII
characters in newsgroup postings; anything else gives unpredictable
results, that vary with the user's system. No Greek, degree signs,
etc.

William... You often have good suggestions about format, but why not
_also_ provide a little help when the meaning is clear.

bob




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