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## #1 2007-01-04 00:26:33

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### dice puzzle

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.

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## #2 2007-01-04 06:16:12

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### Re: dice puzzle

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

## #3 2007-01-04 08:40:33

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### Re: dice puzzle

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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## #4 2007-01-04 09:31:29

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### Re: dice puzzle

Combinations: 6

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## #5 2007-01-05 22:08:41

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### Re: dice puzzle

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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## #6 2007-01-06 04:34:04

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### Re: dice puzzle

#### 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?

## #7 2007-01-08 09:39:21

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### Re: dice puzzle

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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## #8 2007-01-29 18:14:30

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### Re: dice puzzle

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!