How many ways you can arrange the word "STATISTICS"

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 By Jbaby262 (Jbaby262) on Saturday, October 09, 2004 - 01:06 am: Edit

anyone? how do you do that

 By Over30 (Over30) on Saturday, October 09, 2004 - 02:03 am: Edit

This is a word game I used to play with my kids. We start with the short easy words (as, is, at, it), then just build from there, in no particular order. The longer you look at the word the easier it is.

Or it might help to go alphabetically, finding all of the 'a' words, then 'c' words, etc., starting with the short words and adding letters as you go: as, at, attic, cat, cast, is, it, etc.

Here's a quick list:
as is at it sit sat stat cat 'tis tat scat tacit sic attic cast sac static stasis

 By Over30 (Over30) on Saturday, October 09, 2004 - 02:06 am: Edit

I just realized I may have misunderstood. If you meant how to rearrange all of the letters to make a new word, then disregard the above post.

 By Imblue (Imblue) on Saturday, October 09, 2004 - 04:58 am: Edit

First make a list of all the letters in the word:

3 S, 3 T, 2 I, 1 A, 1 C

Then the number of ways you can arrange the word STATISTICS = 10! / (3! * 3! * 2! * 1! * 1!) = 50,400.

 By Texas137 (Texas137) on Saturday, October 09, 2004 - 12:29 pm: Edit

Imblue is right - first you figure out how many ways there are to arrange 10 different things, then divide by the combinations of letters that appear more than once.

 By Haithman (Haithman) on Saturday, October 09, 2004 - 01:58 pm: Edit

Yup def go the mathematical route.

 By Pcrunner17 (Pcrunner17) on Sunday, October 10, 2004 - 11:34 am: Edit

I'm not sure whether you wanted to know how many different ways to arrange the word into another word...or just into another arrangement, but doing that just gives you all the unique combinations of the letters that you can arrange. For example, one of the 50,400 combinations is TSATISTICS.