How many 5 letter words can be formed from the 26 letters of the alphabet?
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Originally Posted by magentarita How many 5 letter words can be formed from the 26 letters of the alphabet? It depends on if you can have repeats or not. With repeats you would have 26 choices for each spot or $\displaystyle 26^{5}$ Without repeats you would get $\displaystyle 26\cdot 25\cdot 24\cdot 23 \cdot 22 \cdot 21$
Originally Posted by TheEmptySet It depends on if you can have repeats or not. With repeats you would have 26 choices for each spot or $\displaystyle 26^{5}$ Without repeats you would get $\displaystyle 26\cdot 25\cdot 24\cdot 23 \cdot 22 \cdot 21$ I got it. Thanks.
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