Place the 16 different combinations of cup/saucer in this 4 by 4 arrangement so that no row or column contains more than one cup or saucer of the same colour.
There are nine teddies in Teddy Town - three red, three blue and three yellow. There are also nine houses, three of each colour. Can you put them on the map of Teddy Town according to the rules?
Imagine you have six different colours of paint. You paint a cube
using a different colour for each of the six faces. How many
different cubes can be painted using the same set of six colours?
The Kings of Clubs, Diamonds, Hearts and Spades, and their respective Queens, are having an arm wrestling competition. Everyone must wrestle everyone else, except that no King will wrestle his own Queen. How many wrestling bouts are there?
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