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Thu April 09, 2015 By: Neelaksha Bhardwaj

The letters of the word 'LOVE ' are written in all possible order and these words are written out as in a dictionary. Find the rank of the word 'LOVE '?

Expert Reply
satyajit samal
Fri April 10, 2015
The number of words starting with E is 3!=6 (all arrangements of L, O and V)
In dictionary, before the word LOVE, The words following words starting with 'L' will come:
LEOV
LEVO
LOEV
Hence, total number of words before the word LOVE is 9.
Hence, the rank of the word LOVE is 10.
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