I've attempted a post in statistics/probability, but the people there don't seem to comprehend calculus and thus aren't able to formulate a solution....
I agree with mmm. When this kind of vaguely worded problem is given without any prior training about counting principles, it is merely an excuse for...
Thank you for this reply. This is the third method I have been presented with. That is why I love mathematics....there are so many ways to skin a cat...
Okay, since this is homework, you must have been taught something that would be useful. Can you tell us what you do know, that you think you might be...
I like this way. I did actually figure the answer out by the diagram method but did not want to do it that way and so I discarded my results ...this...