Mathematics: Applications & Concepts, Course 2
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Statistics
and Probability


Use groups of 4.
Materials: Dictionaries
Puzzling Permutations

A popular puzzle found in many newspapers contains words whose letters have been scrambled. Sometimes you can unscramble the words in you head. Another strategy, especially for words you do not know, is to list all of the permutations of the letters. One of the permutations will be the unscrambled word.

Working in pairs, unscramble each of the words below. Since these words are not common, you may want to list all of the permutations and then look up the possibilities. Try to be the first pair to unscramble all three words.

douk erty

wappa

 

 
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