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# In how many different ways can 3 identical green shirts and

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In how many different ways can 3 identical green shirts and [#permalink]  10 Oct 2017, 20:26
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In how many different ways can 3 identical green shirts and 3 identical red shirts be distributed among 6 children such that each child receives a shirt?

A. 20
B. 40
C. 216
D. 720
E. 729

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Re: In how many different ways can 3 identical green shirts and [#permalink]  10 Oct 2017, 20:53
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In how many different ways can 3 identical green shirts and 3 identical red shirts be distributed among 6 children such that each child receives a shirt?

A. 20
B. 40
C. 216
D. 720
E. 729

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Here we can use the MISSISSIPPI rule

Therefore no. of ways = \frac{6!}{(3!*3!)} = 20
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