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NATURE

5. If three different dice are thrown


simultaneously, the no. of ways in which no
two of them show up the same no. is
(1) 216 (2) 215
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(3) 120 (4) 65
Combinations
6. After joining n non-collinear points, it was
The no. of different ways of selecting r observed that the no. of quadrilaterals and the
things out of n different things is no. of pentagons obtained differed by 14. The
n value of n is
Cr= (1) 5 (2) 6 (3) 7 (4) 8

Symmety Property 7. After joining n non-collinear points, it was


observed that the no. of quadrilaterals and the
The no. of selections of r things out of n
no. of pentagons obtained differed by 14. The
different things equals the number of value of diagonals in the figure is
selections of n-r things out of n different (1) 14 (2) 20 (3) 27 (4) 35
things. nCr=nCn-r
8. In how many ways can we choose a 7-digit
Pascal’s Identity noumber so that no two of its digits are
n
Cr+nCr+1= n+1Cr+1 identical?
(1) 9(9P6) (2) 9(9P7)
(3) 9(9P8) (4) 9(10P6)
1. The no. of handshakes if 36 people shake hands
with one another is 9. In how many ways can we choose a 7-digit
(1) 630 (2) 1260 noumber so that no two of its digits are
(3) 1890 (4) 2520 identical and the 5th digit is less than the 4th
digit?
(1) 9(9P6)/2 (2) 9(9P7) /2
2. The no. of 4-digit numbers, not using 0, having (2) 9(9P8) /3 (4) 9(10P6) /4
the sum of digits equal to 7 is
(1) 15 (2) 20 (3) 21 (4) 28
10. In how many ways may 16 men and 11 women
be arranged in a row so that no particular men
3. The number of 4-digit numbers having the sum are together?
of the digits equal to 35 is (1) (16!)(10!) (2) (16!)(11!)
(1) 0 (2) 2 (3) 4 (4) 1 (3) 2(26!) (4) (15!)(10!)

4. In how many ways may 10 men and 17 women 11. The no. of English words with exactly 2
be arranged in a row so that no two men are different vowels and 2 different consonants is
together? (1) 50400 (2) 50200
(1) 18C10(17!)(10!) (2) 0 (3) 40500 (4) 12340
(3) (17!) (10!) (4) 2(17!)(10!)
12. If all the words that may be obtained from the 20. The no. of ways one may choose any no. of fruit
permutations of the word MOTHER are out of 5 identical apples, 6 identical bananas, 7
arranged as in a dictionary, the no. of words identical mangoes and 8 identical papayas is
that appear before the word MOTHER is (1) 0 (2) 1
(1) 308 (2) 312 (2) (6)(7)(8)(9) (4) (32)(64)(128)(256)
(3) 230 (4) 380

13. The no. of diagonals obtained when 21 non- 21. The no. of ways one may choose any no. of fruit
collinear points are joined pairwise is out of 5 different apples, 6 identical bananas, 7
(1) 210 (2) 200 identical mangoes and 8 identical papayas is
(2) 189 (4) 198 (1) 0 (2) (64)(7)(8)(9)
(2) (6)(7)(8)(9) (4) (32)(64)(128)(256)
14. In how many ways can 3 women and 2 men be
arranged in a circle so that no two women are
together? 22. The number of different necklaces that may be
(1) 12 (2) 24 (3) 1 (4) 0 formed by using 9 different beads is
(1) 40320 (2) 20160
15. In how many ways can one select 3 different (2) 10080 (4) 5040
digits out of 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9 so that their sum
doesn’t exceed 7?
(1) 0 (2) 1 (3) 2 (4) 7 23. The no. of ways one may choose atleast one
fruit out of 5 identical apples, 6 identical
16. The no. of different words that can be formed bananas, 7 identical mangoes and 8 identical
from the letters of the word SERENDIPITY so papayas is
that the I’s are together is (1) 0 (2) 1
(1) (10!) (2) (10!)/2 (2) (6)(7)(8)(9)-1 (4) (32)(64)(128)(256)-1
(2) (10)/4 (4) (9!)/2

24. How many 3-digit numbers don’t contain the


17. In how many ways may 17 identical balls be put digit 3?
in 2 different boxes? (1) 418 (2) 428 (3) 438 (4) 448
(1) 0 (2) 1 (3) 9 (4) 18

25. How many 4-digit numbers are there in which


18. A man X has 4 male and 3 female friends. His atleast one of the digits is 3?
wife Y has 3 male and 4 female friends. In how (1) 6312 (2) 3126
many ways may X and Y invite 3 males and 3 (2) 1263 (4) 2631
females inviting X’s 3 friends and Y’s 3 friends?
(1) 468 (2) 469 (3) 484 (4) 485 26. The no. of terms in (a+b)(c+d+e)(f)(g+h) is
(1) 12 (2) 8 (3) 20 (4) 13

19. In how many ways may 17 identical balls be put 27. The no. of terms in (a+b+c+d)(e+f+g)(t+u+v)
in 2 identical boxes? that contain neither c nor f, but contain v is
(1) 0 (2) 1 (3) 9 (4) 18 (1) 2 (2) 3 (3) 6 (4) 3

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