Friday, February 17, 2006

Alex W., C.J., and Shelina's Word Problem

#5) Scott has a travel book on each of four Hawaiian islands: Maui, Kauai, Hawaii, and Oahu. In how many different ways can these four books be arranged on a shelf ?

To find the answer, my group and I formed lists.

For Example: Maui - M Kauai - K Hawaii - H Oahu - O

Maui Kauai Hawaii Oahu
1) M K O H 1) K M O H 1) H K O M 1) O H K M
2) M K H O 2) K M H O 2) H K M O 2) O H M K
3) M O K H 3) K O H M 3) H O M K 3) O M K H
4) M O H K 4) K O M H 4) H O K M 4) O M H K
5) M H K O 5) K H O M 5) H M K O 5) O K H O
6) M H O K 6) K H M O 6) H M O K 6) O K O H
^6^ ways ^6^ ways ^6^ ways ^6^ ways

Answer: These books can be arranged in 24 different ways.

Riddle Question: What Do You Call It When a Royal Ruler Climbs a Mountain ?
Riddle Answer: High King


-Cjay, Alex W., and Shelina.

1 Comments:

At 2/17/2006 12:29 PM, Blogger Mr. Reece said...

Great answer and explanation

Mr. R

 

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