I cant remember how to solve these.

A computer password consists of eight letters. How many passwords are possible? Assume there is no difference between lower-case and upper-case letters.

Please help!

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- August 16th 2008, 11:30 AMsevenlovesyouprobability problem
I cant remember how to solve these.

A computer password consists of eight letters. How many passwords are possible? Assume there is no difference between lower-case and upper-case letters.

Please help! - August 16th 2008, 12:08 PMChris L T521
What we are dealing with here is a permutation.

Recall that where .

Since the password can contain only letters, and we are to assume that there is no difference between lower and upper case we must let [if there was a difference between upper and lower case, ]. Since the password can only be 8 letters long, let .

So we see that we now have

Can you take it from here?

--Chris - August 16th 2008, 01:45 PMPlato
It has been my experience that passwords allow for repetitions, such as “youuttta”.

In that case the answer would be .