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Hi again!
Today in maths we were looking at ratios and probabilities, then we got this for homework and not only do I have no idea how it ties in with today's lesson, but I also have no idea how to do it.

The number of five letter words from the word 'magnetic' that end in a vowel is:
a) 360
b) 420
c) 840
d) 2520
e) 7560

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    The number of words would depend on the language. Just sorting letters do no make words. You may want to point this out to your teacher.

    Offhand, in English, I can only think of three words that use those letters and end in a vowel.

    tinge, mince, and mange.

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    oh, you're absolutely right; I was having such a hard time thinking that the least number of words could be 360.
    Thanks

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