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### JEE Main 2016 (Offline)

If all the words (with or without meaning) having five letters,formed using the letters of the word SMALL and arranged as in a dictionary, then the position of the word SMALL is :
A
$${52^{nd}}$$
B
$${58^{th}}$$
C
$${46^{th}}$$
D
$${59^{th}}$$

## Explanation

Clearly, number of words start with $$A = {{4!} \over {2!}} = 12$$

Number of words start with $$L = 4! = 24$$

Number of words start with $$M = {{4!} \over {2!}} = 12$$

Number of words start with $$SA = {{3!} \over {2!}} = 3$$

Number of words start with $$SL = 3! = 6$$

Note that, next word will be "SMALL"

Hence, the position of word "SMALL" is 58th.

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### JEE Main 2015 (Offline)

The number of integers greater than 6,000 that can be formed, using the digits 3, 5, 6, 7 and 8, without repetition, is:
A
120
B
72
C
216
D
192

## Explanation

For a four digit number the first place can be filled in 3 ways with 6 or 7 or 8 and the remaining four places in 4! ways i.e., 3 $$\times$$ 4! = 72.

For a five digit number it can be arranged in 5! ways,

$$\therefore$$ total number of integers = (72 + 120) = 192.

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### JEE Main 2013 (Offline)

Let A and B be two sets containing 2 elements and 4 elements respectively. The number of subsets of A $$\times$$ B having 3 or more elements is -
A
219
B
211
C
256
D
220

## Explanation

A $$\times$$ B will have 2 $$\times$$ 4 = 8 elements.

The number of subsets having atleast 3 elements

= 8C3 + 8C4 + 8C5 + 8C6 + 8C7 + 8C8

= 28 – (8C0 + 8C1 + 8C2) = 256 – 1 – 8 – 28 = 219
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### JEE Main 2013 (Offline)

Let $${T_n}$$ be the number of all possible triangles formed by joining vertices of an n-sided regular polygon. If $${T_{n + 1}} - {T_n}$$ = 10, then the value of n is :
A
7
B
5
C
10
D
8

## Explanation

Number of possible triangle using n vertices = nC3

$$\therefore$$ Tn = nC3

then Tn + 1 = n + 1C3

Given, $${T_{n + 1}} - {T_n}$$ = 10

$$\Rightarrow$$ n + 1C3 - nC3 = 10

$$\Rightarrow$$ $${{\left( {n + 1} \right)n\left( {n - 1} \right)} \over 6} - {{n\left( {n - 1} \right)\left( {n - 2} \right)} \over 6}$$ = 10

$$\Rightarrow$$ 3n(n - 1) = 60

$$\Rightarrow$$ n(n - 1) = 20

$$\Rightarrow$$ n2 - n - 20 = 0

$$\Rightarrow$$ (n - 5)(n + 4) = 0

$$\therefore$$ n = 5

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