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**Zeroface****Member**- Registered: 2006-12-29
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You have a 6-sided dice with numbers on each side. 5 of the sides have 1 on them and 1 of the sides has 6 on it. The sides are also given letters which are A, B, C, D, E and F. I haven't said which letters correspond to which numbers. List all possible number and letter combinations the dice could have. Tip: Don't rush into it. Think.

0 can be nothing and something.

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**Toast****Real Member**- Registered: 2006-10-08
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Well, I think in terms of combinatorics its

But then it is slightly ambiguous and probably a trick question so I will have to look closer

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**mathsyperson****Moderator**- Registered: 2005-06-22
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The question is indeed ambiguous. This is the way I interpreted it:

Any one of A, B, C, D, E or F can be assigned to the face with the 6 on it. All the rest of the letters get assigned to 1's. Therefore, there are 6 possible arrangements.

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**MathsIsFun****Administrator**- Registered: 2005-01-21
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Combinations: 6

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**rida****Real Member**- Registered: 2006-09-25
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Actually it's not because each 1 is a different face of the dice.I think you should think of a normal dice.

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**Devantè****Real Member**- Registered: 2006-07-14
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Zeroface wrote:

5 of the sides have 1 on them and 1 of the sides has 6 on it.

You've confused me with that statement, is the '1' used after the first '1' just part of txtspk?

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**Zeroface****Member**- Registered: 2006-12-29
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Yes Devanté, it's just part of the text. But hey, you're just like me. I often

get confused with word problems.

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**Simon****Member**- Registered: 2006-06-06
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The question as asked, the answer is indeed 6 - as far as I can tell.

However, if it was a normal numbered dice covered by six letters - by my calculations the number of possible combinations between numbers and letters is 720!

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