In how many ways can the letters of the word SOCKS be arranged in a line so that the two S's are together? In how many arrangements can the letters in SLOOPS be arranged so that the two O's are together?
I would think the answer to the first one would be: Treat the two S's as one entity and permute the letters: 4! and divide by 2! to account for the identical element S.Apparently not. However for the second question, you are able to use this method?