# Math Help - [SOLVED] permutation and combination problem

1. ## [SOLVED] permutation and combination problem

Can somebody help me to figure out whether 2 and 3 have different meanings ?

Q :
Consider 4 vowels (including a) and 8 consonants (including b)

1)How many 5 letters "words" containing 2 different vowels and 3 different consonants can be formed from the letters ?
2)How many of them contain 'b' ?
3)How many of them being with 'b' ?

2. Hello K A D C Dilshan
Originally Posted by K A D C Dilshan
Can somebody help me to figure out whether 2 and 3 have different meanings ?

Q :
Consider 4 vowels (including a) and 8 consonants (including b)

1)How many 5 letters "words" containing 2 different vowels and 3 different consonants can be formed from the letters ?
2)How many of them contain 'b' ?
3)How many of them being with 'b' ?
Sorry, but (3) is not a grammatical English sentence. Is this the original wording of the question? If it is, you should consult the person who wrote it to explain its meaning.

Hello K A D C DilshanSorry, but (3) is not a grammatical English sentence. Is this the original wording of the question? If it is, you should consult the person who wrote it to explain its meaning.

Why do you say it is not a grammatically correct sentence ?
Doesnt t have any meaning ? any meaning ?

4. Originally Posted by K A D C Dilshan
Why do you say it is not a grammatically correct sentence ?
Doesnt t have any meaning ? any meaning ?
Grandad says that because it's true. Do you mean How many of them begin with 'b'?

5. ## Sorrry for wasting your time

Originally Posted by mr fantastic
Grandad says that because it's true. Do you mean How many of them begin with 'b'?
yeah There is a mistake in the question paper .
Sorry for the posting
no need of answering just a simple Qn.
Actually I have never experienced such a fault on a Qn paper .