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# A Sign

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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?

### Answer

960.3 * 2 * 5 * 4 * 4 * 1 * 2

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## Comments

why is it 5x4, not 5x5 when it gets to Z's?

Don't quite understand why 4*4 for the "L's" in the middle

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.

You cound also multiply the entire thing by the number of letters in the word Puzzle.

do not get that whatsoever!!!!!!

There is an extra *4 in the answer it should be 240?

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

Should this teaser use factorials?

Easy one for doing in my head. Not much teaser in it though.

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