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An anthropologist discovers an isolated tribe whose written alphabet contains only six letters (call the letters A, B, C, D, E, and F). The tribe has a taboo against using the same letter twice in the same word. It's never done. If each different sequence of letters constitutes a different word in the language, what is the maximum number of six-letter words the language can employ?

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Submitted: 11 years ago.
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Expert:  jacket replied 11 years ago.
6*5*4*3*2*1 = 720 words.
The first letter can be any of the 6 letters, and 2nd letter then is any of the 5 left over letter, next any of the 4 left over letters, and so on, and so on. SO, that's how I came up with solution.
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