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## A Sign

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 Puzzle ID: #2105 Fun: (2.29) Difficulty: (1.86) Category: Math Submitted By: ChemicalBoy08

My local shop wanted to create a sign that said PUZZLES, and they had the following letters each one using a different font: PPPUUZZZZZLLLLESS. How many different ways could they have made the sign?

960.
3 * 2 * 5 * 4 * 4 * 1 * 2

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 fluffypinksocks Feb 02, 2002 why is it 5x4, not 5x5 when it gets to Z's? Dave Boult Feb 26, 2002 Don't quite understand why 4*4 for the "L's" in the middle Beelzebub Feb 27, 2002 Because there are 2 z's in puzzles, you can pick any on of 5 for the first, and then any of the 4 remaining for the second. tab00 Feb 27, 2002 You cound also multiply the entire thing by the number of letters in the word Puzzle. curly May 02, 2002 do not get that whatsoever!!!!!! cathalmccabe May 21, 2002 There is an extra *4 in the answer it should be 240? george1978 Aug 08, 2002 the extra *4 is because when you start out with one of the first five z's you still have four left to choose from for the second so you actually need the extra *4 in there to make it a complete answer on the number of ways to spell puzzle given the facts we were given calmsavior Oct 27, 2007 Should this teaser use factorials? javaguru Feb 21, 2009 Easy one for doing in my head. Not much teaser in it though.

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