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## Permutations and Combinations Class 11 MCQs Questions with Answers

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Question 1.

It is required to seat 5 men and 4 women in a row so that the women occupy the even places. The number of ways such arrangements are possible are

(a) 8820

(b) 2880

(c) 2088

(d) 2808

## Answer

Answer: (b) 2880

Total number of persons are 9 in which there are 5 men and 4 women

So total number of place = 9

Now women seat in even place

So total number of arrangement = 4! (_W_W_W_W_) (W-Woman)

Men sit in odd place

So total number of arrangement = 5! (MWMWMWMWM) (M-Man)

Now Total number of arrangement = 5! × 4! = 120 × 24 = 2880

Question 2.

Six boys and six girls sit along a line alternately in x ways and along a circle (again alternatively in y ways), then

(a) x = y

(b) y = 12x

(c) x = 10y

(d) x = 12y

## Answer

Answer: (d) x = 12y

Given, six boys and six girls sit along a line alternately in x ways and along a circle

(again alternatively in y ways).

Now, x = 6! × 6! + 6! × 6!

⇒ x = 2 × (6!)2

and y = 5! × 6!

Now, x/y = {2 × (6!)2}/(5! × 6!)

⇒ x/y = {2 × 6! × 6! }/(5! × 6!)

⇒ x/y = {2 × 6!}/5!

⇒ x/y = {2 × 6 × 5!}/5!

⇒ x/y = 12

⇒ x = 12y

Question 3.

How many 3-letter words with or without meaning, can be formed out of the letters of the word, LOGARITHMS, if repetition of letters is not allowed

(a) 720

(b) 420

(c) none of these

(d) 5040

## Answer

Answer: (a) 720

The word LOGARITHMS has 10 different letters.

Hence, the number of 3-letter words(with or without meaning) formed by using these letters

= ^{10}P_{3}

= 10 × 9 × 8

= 720

Question 4.

A committee of 7 has to be formed from 9 boys and 4 girls. In how many ways can this be done when the committee consists of at least 3 girls

(a) 588

(b) 885

(c) 858

(d) None of these

## Answer

Answer: (a) 588

Given number of boys = 9

Number of girls = 4

Now, A committee of 7 has to be formed from 9 boys and 4 girls.

Now, the committee consists of atleast 3 girls:

^{4}C_{3} × ^{9}C_{4} + ^{4}C_{4} × ^{9}C_{3}

= [{4! / (3! × 1!)} × {9! / (4! × 5!)}] + 9C_{3}

= [{(4 × 3!) /3!} × {(9 × 8 × 7 × 6 × 5!) / (4! × 5!)}] + 9! /(3! × 6!)

= [4 × {(9 × 8 × 7 × 6) / 4!}] + (9×8×7×6!)/(3! × 6!)

= [{4 × (9 × 8 × 7 × 6)} / (4 × 3 × 2 × 1)] + (9 × 8 × 7)/3!

= (9 × 8 × 7) + (9 × 8 × 7)/(3 × 2 × 1)

= 504 + (504/6)

= 504 + 84

= 588

Question 5.

In how many ways can 12 people be divided into 3 groups where 4 persons must be there in each group?

(a) none of these

(b) 12!/(4!)³

(c) Insufficient data

(d) 12!/{3! × (4!)³}

## Answer

Answer: (d) 12!/{3! × (4!)³}

Number of ways in which

m × n”>

m × n distinct things can be divided equally into n

n”> groups

= (mn)!/{n! × (m!)n }

Given, 12(3 × 4) people needs to be divided into 3 groups where 4 persons must be there in each group.

So, the required number of ways = (12)!/{3! × (4!)n}

Question 6.

How many factors are 2^{5} × 3^{6} × 5² are perfect squares

(a) 24

(b) 12

(c) 16

(d) 22

## Answer

Answer: (a) 24

Any factors of 2^{5} × 3^{6} × 5² which is a perfect square will be of the form 2^{a} × 3^{b} × 5^{c}

where a can be 0 or 2 or 4, So there are 3 ways

b can be 0 or 2 or 4 or 6, So there are 4 ways

a can be 0 or 2, So there are 2 ways

So, the required number of factors = 3 × 4 × 2 = 24

Question 7.

If ⁿC_{15} = ⁿC_{6} then the value of ⁿC_{21} is

(a) 0

(b) 1

(c) 21

(d) None of these

## Answer

Answer: (b) 1

We know that

if ⁿC_{r1} = ⁿC_{r2}

⇒ n = r_{1} + r_{2}

Given, ⁿC_{15} = ⁿC_{6}

⇒ n = 15 + 6

⇒ n = 21

Now, ^{21}C_{21} = 1

Question 8.

If ^{n+1}C_{3} = 2 ⁿC_{2}, then the value of n is

(a) 3

(b) 4

(c) 5

(d) 6

## Answer

Answer: (d) 6

Given, ^{n+1}C_{3} = 2 ⁿC_{2}

⇒ [(n + 1)!/{(n + 1 – 3) × 3!}] = 2n!/{(n – 2) × 2!}

⇒ [{n × n!}/{(n – 2) × 3!}] = 2n!/{(n – 2) × 2}

⇒ n/3! = 1

⇒ n/6 = 1

⇒ n = 6

Question 9.

There are 15 points in a plane, no two of which are in a straight line except 4, all of which are in a straight line. The number of triangle that can be formed by using these 15 points is

(a) ^{15}C_{3}

(b) 490

(c) 451

(d) 415

## Answer

Answer: (c) 451

The required number of triangle = ^{15}C_{3} – ^{4}C_{3} = 455 – 4 = 451

Question 10.

In how many ways in which 8 students can be sated in a circle is

(a) 40302

(b) 40320

(c) 5040

(d) 50040

## Answer

Answer: (c) 5040

The number of ways in which 8 students can be sated in a circle = ( 8 – 1)!

= 7!

= 5040

Question 11.

Let R = {a, b, c, d} and S = {1, 2, 3}, then the number of functions f, from R to S, which are onto is

(a) 80

(b) 16

(c) 24

(d) 36

## Answer

Answer: (d) 36

Total number of functions = 3^{4} = 81

All the four elements can be mapped to exactly one element in 3 ways, and exactly 3

elements in 3(2^{4} – 2) = 3(16 – 2) = 3 × 14 = 42

Thus the number of onto functions = 81 – 42 -3 = 81 – 45 = 36

Question 12.

If (1 + x)ⁿ = C_{0} + C_{1} x + C_{2} x² + …………..+ C_{n} xⁿ, then the value of C_{0}² + C_{1}² + C_{2}² + …………..+ C_{n}ⁿ = ²ⁿC_{n} is

(a) (2n)!/(n!)

(b) (2n)!/(n! × n!)

(c) (2n)!/(n! × n!)2

(d) None of these

## Answer

Answer: (b) (2n)!/(n! × n!)

Given, (1 + x)ⁿ = C_{0} + C_{1} x + C_{2} x² + ………….. + C_{n} xⁿ ………. 1

and (1 + x)ⁿ = C_{0} xⁿ + C_{1} x^{n-1} + C_{2} x^{n-2} + ………….. C_{r} x^{n-r} + ………. + C_{n-1} x + C_{n} ……….. 2

Multiply 1 and 2, we get

(1 + x)²ⁿ = (C_{0} + C_{1} x + C_{2} x² + …………..+ C_{n} xⁿ) × (C_{0} xⁿ + C_{1} x^{n-1} + C_{2} x^{n-2} + ………….. C_{r} x^{n-r} + ………. + C_{n-1} x + C_{n})

Now, equating the coefficient of xn on both side, we get

C_{0}² + C_{1}² + C_{2}² + …………..+ C_{n}ⁿ = ²ⁿC_{n} = (2n)!/(n! × n!)

Question 13.

The total number of 9 digit numbers of different digits is

(a) 99!

(b) 9!

(c) 8 × 9!

(d) 9 × 9!

## Answer

Answer: (d) 9 × 9!

Given digit in the number = 9

1st place can be filled = 9 ways = 9 (from 1-9 any number can be placed at first position)

2nd place can be filled = 9 ways (from 0-9 any number can be placed except the number which is placed at the first position)

3rd place can be filled = 8 ways

4th place can be filled = 7 ways

5th place can be filled = 6 ways

6th place can be filled = 5 ways

7th place can be filled = 4 ways

8th place can be filled = 3 ways

9th place can be filled = 2 ways

So total number of ways = 9 × 9 × 8 × 7 × 6 × 5 × 4 × 3 × 2

= 9 × 9!

Question 14.

The number of ways in which 6 men add 5 women can dine at a round table, if no two women are to sit together, is given by

(a) 30

(b) 5 ! × 5 !

(c) 5 ! × 4 !

(d) 7 ! × 5 !

## Answer

Answer: (b) 5 ! × 5 !

Again, 6 girls can be arranged among themselves in 5! ways in a circle.

So, the number of arrangements where boys and girls sit attentively in a circle = 5! × 5!

Question 15.

There are 15 points in a plane, no two of which are in a straight line except 4, all of which are in a straight line. The number of triangle that can be formed by using these 15 points is

(a) ^{15}C_{3}

(b) 490

(c) 451

(d) 415

## Answer

Answer: (c) 451

The required number of triangle = ^{15}C_{3} – ^{4}C_{3} = 455 – 4 = 451

Question 16.

The number of 6-digit numbers can be formed from the digits 0, 1, 3, 5, 7 and 9 which are divisible by 10 and no digit is repeated are

(a) 110

(b) 120

(c) 130

(d) 140

## Answer

Answer: (b) 120

A number is divisible by 10 if the unit digit of the number is 0.

Given digits are 0, 1, 3, 5, 7, 9

Now we fix digit 0 at unit place of the number.

Remaining 5 digits can be arranged in 5! ways

So, total 6-digit numbers which are divisible by 10 = 5! = 120

Question 17.

6 men and 4 women are to be seated in a row so that no two women sit together. The number of ways they can be seated is

(a) 604800

(b) 17280

(c) 120960

(d) 518400

## Answer

Answer: (a) 604800

6 men can be sit as

× M × M × M × M × M × M ×

Now, there are 7 spaces and 4 women can be sit as ^{7}P_{4} = ^{7}P_{3} = 7!/3! = (7 × 6 × 5 × 4 × 3!)/3!

= 7 × 6 × 5 × 4 = 840

Now, total number of arrangement = 6! × 840

= 720 × 840

= 604800

Question 18.

A committee of 7 has to be formed from 9 boys and 4 girls. In how many ways can this be done when the committee consists of exactly 3 girls

(a) 540

(b) 405

(c) 504

(d) None of these

## Answer

Answer: (c) 504

Given number of boys = 9

Number of girls = 4

Now, A committee of 7 has to be formed from 9 boys and 4 girls.

Now, If in committee consist of exactly 3 girls:

^{4}C_{3} × ^{9}C_{4}

= {4! / (3! × 1!)} × {9! / (4! × 5!)}

= {(4×3!) /3!} × {(9 × 8 × 7 × 6 × 5!) / (4! × 5!)}

= 4 × {(9 × 8 × 7 × 6) / 4!}

= {4 × (9 × 8 × 7 × 6)} / (4 × 3 × 2 × 1)

= 9 × 8 × 7

= 504

Question 19.

How many factors are 2^{5} × 3^{6} × 5² are perfect squares

(a) 24

(b) 12

(c) 16

(d) 22

## Answer

Answer: (a) 24

Any factors of 2^{5} × 3^{6} × 5² which is a perfect square will be of the form 2^{a} × 3^{b} × 5^{c}

where a can be 0 or 2 or 4, So there are 3 ways

b can be 0 or 2 or 4 or 6, So there are 4 ways

a can be 0 or 2, So there are 2 ways

So, the required number of factors = 3 × 4 × 2 = 24

Question 20.

The value of 2 × P(n, n-2) is

(a) n

(b) 2n

(c) n!

(d) 2n!

## Answer

Answer: (c) n!

Given, 2 × P(n, n – 2)

= 2 × {n!/(n – (n – 2))}

= 2 × {n!/(n – n + 2)}

= 2 × (n!/2)

= n!

So, 2 × P(n, n – 2) = n!

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