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Margana (Posted on 2006-09-27) Difficulty: 3 of 5
What four letters can be rearranged to form six different English words? (There are two solutions of which I am aware.) For example, the letters 'E T M I' can be rearranged to form only four different words ITEM, TIME, EMIT, MITE.

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Some Thoughts But which is the best? | Comment 5 of 7 |

I use the O P S T solution in my statistics class.  The reason is the words formed are not obscure.  I usually get asked whether 'OPTS' is a word but I don't have to explain it like I would 'SETA' etc.

The question I ask is "If you put these 4 letters in a hat and pull them out one by one and place them in order, what is the probability a real word will be formed?"


  Posted by Jer on 2006-09-27 11:47:08
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