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Homework Help: Maybe a probability question

  1. May 27, 2008 #1
    Need help

    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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  3. May 27, 2008 #2
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data 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?

    2. Relevant equations

    Not sure

    3. The attempt at a solution

    Not sure
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  4. May 27, 2008 #3


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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.
  5. May 27, 2008 #4


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    'Not sure' is right. I'm not even sure that's grammatical. Can you state that more clearly?
  6. May 28, 2008 #5
    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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