CAT 2000 Question 134

Question 134

One red flag, three white flags and two blue flags are arranged in a line such that,

A. no two adjacent flags are of the same colour

B. the flags at the two ends of the line are of different colours.

In how many different ways can the flags be arranged?

Solution

The three white flags can be arranged in the following two ways:

__ W __ W __ W or W __ W __ W __

In the blanks, the 2 blue and one red flag can be arranged in 3 ways.
So, the total number of arrangements is 2*3 = 6



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