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Boys and Girls Line Up

Best Answer Yoruichi-san, 03 July 2013 - 10:04 PM

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Posted 03 July 2013 - 08:54 PM

Suppose that 7 boys and 13 girls line up in a row.  Let S be the number of places in the row where a boy and a girl are standing next to each other.  For example, for the row GBBGGGBGBGGGBGBGGBGG we have S = 12.  If all possible orders of these 20 people are considered, what is the average value of S?  Can you generalize this result to a group of m boys and girls?

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Posted 03 July 2013 - 10:04 PM   Best Answer

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Posted 06 July 2013 - 09:25 AM

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Posted 07 July 2013 - 05:58 AM

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