Can somebody help me prove that there are 26! different ways to arrange the letters in the alphabet?

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- April 27th 2010, 04:20 PMjanae77permutation
Can somebody help me prove that there are 26! different ways to arrange the letters in the alphabet?

- April 27th 2010, 04:52 PMharish21
- April 27th 2010, 04:53 PMPlato
Sorry to say this is almost a nonsense question.

It is equivalent to saying that ‘ABCD’ can be arranged in ways.

Well there are four ways to have a first term.

There are three ways to have a second term.

There are two ways to have a third term.

There is one way to have a fourth term.