Mr and Mrs Zimmerman want to give their baby a name so that the baby's 3 initials are in alphabetical order.
how many different initials could the baby end up with? (for example B,G,Z is acceptable but G,B,Z is not etc.)
all i can think of is that there are 26 letters in the alphabet and 26 choose 3 = 2600, but how many of these groups of 3 letters are in alphabetical order?
I suppose that we will follow the western world's custom and the Zimmerman's child will have the third initial, Z
Originally Posted by amyl95
But surely the child could be named Adan Abraham Zimmerman, AAZ.
You seem to assume the initials are different. WHY?
Why not Zeno Zerox Zimmerman, ZZZ?
There are ways to have an alpha string of length two in alphabetical order.