For this type of question, we need to consider only the internal arrangement within the M and 2As.
M and 2As can be rearranged as AMA, AAM, or MAA.
So, the probability that M will feature between the 2As is 1/3.
Now, let us think why we need to consider only the M and 2As.
Let us start by considering a set of words where the M and 2 As are placed at positions 2, 3 and 5.
The other three letters have to be in slots 1, 4 and 6
Three letters can be placed in three different slots in 3! = 6 ways.
Now with __ M A __ A __ there are 6 different words.
With __ A M __ A __ there are 6 different words.
With __ A A __ M __ there are 6 different words.
For each selection of the positions for A,A and M, exactly one-third of words will have M between the two A’s.
This is why only the internal arrangement between A, A and M matters.
So, probability of M being between 2 As is 1/3.
Answer choice (a).
Correct Answer : 1/3
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