# Problem #1450

 1450 Three red beads, two white beads, and one blue bead are placed in line in random order. What is the probability that no two neighboring beads are the same color? $\mathrm{(A)}\ 1/12\qquad\mathrm{(B)}\ 1/10\qquad\mathrm{(C)}\ 1/6\qquad\mathrm{(D)}\ 1/3\qquad\mathrm{(E)}\ 1/2$ This problem is copyrighted by the American Mathematics Competitions.
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