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    26 Letters of the Alphabet

    How many 5 letter words can be formed from the 26 letters of the alphabet?
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    Quote Originally Posted by magentarita View Post
    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 26^{5}

    Without repeats you would get

    26\cdot 25\cdot 24\cdot 23 \cdot 22 \cdot 21
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    ok....

    Quote Originally Posted by TheEmptySet View Post
    It depends on if you can have repeats or not.

    With repeats you would have 26 choices for each spot or 26^{5}

    Without repeats you would get

    26\cdot 25\cdot 24\cdot 23 \cdot 22 \cdot 21
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