Friday, December 9, 2011

In how many ways 3 identical coins can be placed in 5x5 grid so that no two coin come in same row and same column

First coin can be placed in one of 25 places. For second, only 16 places are possible because of the same column and same row condition. Similarly, only 9 places for third coin. So, total ways = 25 * 16 * 9. but since coins are identical you can't distinguish one from another and thus final answer is ( 25*16*9 ) / 3 = 1200.

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