# Permutation Question

#### Bushy

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There are three separate bundles of reading material comprising of 4 comics, 2 novels and 3 magazines. They are placed together to form one pile.

In how many ways can this be done if there are no restrictions on where the individual items are to be placed?

I say 9! = 362880

Determine the number of permutations if the order of the comic books in each bundle does not change

I'm not sure what they mean by 'each bundle' here

#### Jameson

If you're arranging these into one pile and the order of the comic books doesn't change then I would say it's $$\displaystyle \frac{9!}{4!}$$. Dividing by $4!$ accounts for all the different ways you can order the comic books but keep everything else the same. Since we want just one order I would say this is the answer but again this question is worded in a way where I'm not sure.