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There are to be 6 homes built on a new development site. They could be semi-detached, detached or terraced houses. How many different combinations of these can you find?

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Stage: 1 and 2 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:2 Challenge Level:2

There are lots of answers to this problem, depending on what questions you choose to ask.

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