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Homework Help: Pre Calculus 12

Posted by Shreya on Friday, January 18, 2013 at 1:30am.

Im on the chapter of permutations/combinations/fundamental counting principle

need help with 2 questions

1. emma is arranging her books in piles on her desk. she has 5 math books, 3 english books, and 4 science books. how many ways can she arrange them if she wants to keep the subject areas 2gether?

I did 12!/4!3!5!, but thats wrong, it should be 360 :|

2. gordon has some spare change on his desk, he got a nickel, penny and quarter. assumin that he uses at least 1 coin, how many diff sums r possible?

^ i did 3P1 * 3P1 * 3P1, but the answer is supposed to be 12 :|

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