How many different four letter words can be formed (the words need not be meaningful) using the letters of the word $\displaystyle MEDITERRANEAN$ such that the first letter is $\displaystyle E$ and the last letter is $\displaystyle R$

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- Jan 6th 2011, 04:56 AMjacksDifferent letters of words.
How many different four letter words can be formed (the words need not be meaningful) using the letters of the word $\displaystyle MEDITERRANEAN$ such that the first letter is $\displaystyle E$ and the last letter is $\displaystyle R$

- Jan 6th 2011, 05:04 AMBAdhi
question can be broken into two sections

E_ _R

1.blank containing similar letters (ie E,A,N)

2.blank containing different letters.(8 letters to 2 positions)