## Permutation

- leonardo shawon
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### Permutation

in how many ways N-numbered letters can be arranged where TWO special letters will not be located in first or last of a row...

Ibtehaz Shawon

BRAC University.

BRAC University.

*long way to go .....*### Re: Permutation

Fill up the first and the last place at first.

$(n-2) \cdot (n-2) \cdot (n-3) \cdots 2 \cdot 1 \cdot (n-3)=(n-2)(n-3)\cdot (n-3)!$

Edit: Corrected!

$(n-2) \cdot (n-2) \cdot (n-3) \cdots 2 \cdot 1 \cdot (n-3)=(n-2)(n-3)\cdot (n-3)!$

Edit: Corrected!

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**install LaTeX fonts**in your PC for better looking equations,**learn****how to write equations**, and**don't forget**to read Forum Guide and Rules.-
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### Re: PERMUTATION

আমি পোস্ট লিখে সাবমিট করে দেখি মুন ভাইয়া দিয়া দিল... যাউকগা আমারটাও দিলাম...

moon vaia, wouldn't it be $\left( n-2\right) \left( n-3 \right) \left( n-2 \right)!$ ? as repetition isn't allowed...

moon vaia, wouldn't it be $\left( n-2\right) \left( n-3 \right) \left( n-2 \right)!$ ? as repetition isn't allowed...

### Re: Permutation

Yup...you are right. Actually at first I thought that repetition is allowed...later I edited it, and edited incorrectly.

"Inspiration is needed in geometry, just as much as in poetry." -- Aleksandr Pushkin

Please

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**install LaTeX fonts**in your PC for better looking equations,**learn****how to write equations**, and**don't forget**to read Forum Guide and Rules.- leonardo shawon
**Posts:**169**Joined:**Sat Jan 01, 2011 4:59 pm**Location:**Dhaka

### Re: Permutation

moon bhaia,, can u please elaborate? Im not good!

Ibtehaz Shawon

BRAC University.

BRAC University.

*long way to go .....*-
**Posts:**135**Joined:**Thu Dec 09, 2010 12:10 pm

### Re: Permutation

first fill up the first place, you can do this in $(n-2)$ ways(you can't consider those 2 special letters), then you can fill up last place in $(n-3)$ ways(as repetition isn't allowed, you have put a letter in first place already)... then $(n-2)$ letters can be arranged in $(n-2)!$ ways...

ok?

ok?

- leonardo shawon
**Posts:**169**Joined:**Sat Jan 01, 2011 4:59 pm**Location:**Dhaka