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A pod of 6 dolphins always swims single file, with 3 females

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A pod of 6 dolphins always swims single file, with 3 females at the front and 3 males in the rear. In how many different arrangements can the dolphins swim?

A. 20
B. 36
C. 40
D. 18
E. 54

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We are given that a pod of 6 dolphins always swims single file, with 3 females at the front and 3 males in the rear. Thus:

The number of ways to arrange the 3 female dolphins in the front is 3! = 3 x 2 x 1 = 6.
The number of ways to arrange the 3 male dolphins is in the rear is 3! = 3 x 2 x 1 = 6.

Thus, the number of ways to arrange all the dolphins is 6 x 6 = 36 ways. __B__

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A pod of 6 dolphins always swims single file, with 3 females at the front and 3 males in the rear. In how many different arrangements can the dolphins swim?

A. 20
B. 36
C. 40
D. 18
E. 54

OA B
We are given that a pod of 6 dolphins always swims single file, with 3 females at the front and 3 males in the rear. Thus:

The number of ways to arrange the 3 female dolphins in the front is 3! = 3 x 2 x 1 = 6.

The number of ways to arrange the 3 male dolphins is in the rear is 3! = 3 x 2 x 1 = 6.

Thus, the number of ways to arrange all the dolphins is 6 x 6 = 36 ways.

Answer: B

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