# How Many Ways are There to Order the Letters of Word MISS?

The 4 letters word MISS can be arranged in 12 distinct ways. The below detailed information shows how to find how many ways are there to order the letters MISS and how it is being calculated in the real world problems.

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Distinguishable Ways to Arrange the Word MISS
The below step by step work generated by the word permutations calculator shows how to find how many different ways can the letters of the word MISS be arranged.

Objective:
Find how many distinguishable ways are there to order the letters in the word MISS.

Step by step workout:
step 1 Address the formula, input parameters and values to find how many ways are there to order the letters MISS.
Formula:
nPr =n!/(n1! n2! . . . nr!)

Input parameters and values:
Total number of letters in MISS:
n = 4

Distinct subsets:
Subsets : M = 1; I = 1; S = 2;
Subsets' count:
n1(M) = 1, n2(I) = 1, n3(S) = 2

step 2 Apply the values extracted from the word MISS in the (nPr) permutations equation
nPr = 4!/(1! 1! 2! )

= 1 x 2 x 3 x 4/{(1) (1) (1 x 2)}

= 24/2

= 12
nPr of word MISS = 12

Hence,
The letters of the word MISS can be arranged in 12 distinct ways.

Apart from the word MISS, you may try different words with various lengths with or without repetition of letters to observe how it affects the nPr word permutation calculation to find how many ways the letters in the given word can be arranged. 