# Math Help - Different letters of words.

1. ## Different letters of words.

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

2. 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)