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Maybe a probability question

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I have a total of 25 pieces in 6 different shapes to fit in a given space. How many combinations can the pieces be put together to fit in the same given space?
 

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Homework Statement

I have 25 items total in 6 different shapes that all fit into a a given space. How many combinations can the 25 items fit into the same size space?

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Not sure

The Attempt at a Solution



Not sure
 
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rcgldr
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You'd need to know how many of each of the 6 possible shapes there are, and if any of the shapes can go anywhere.
 
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Dick
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'Not sure' is right. I'm not even sure that's grammatical. Can you state that more clearly?
 
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Yes, they can be placed anywhere within the space. (square shaped space) There are 7 medium sized squares, 3 large squares, 5 small squares, 2 long narrow rectangles, 4 medium rectangles and 4 short narrow rectangles.
 

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