24 May 2014

Six Eggs in a Box: Lower Secondary Mathematics Competition Question

Edward likes eggs. Not necessarily to eat them; he likes playing with them too. Today, he has taken eggs from different boxes so that he has 3 white eggs and 3 brown eggs sitting in a 6-egg box. He is thinking about how many patterns he can make with his 6 eggs.

How many different arrangements can Edward make using all 6 eggs in the one box?

As the box has a lid, any similar patterns under rotation count as two distinct arrangements.


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