# Probability Q-combinatorics type

#### pka

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#9 a) $$^{24}\mathcal{C}_4$$

b) $$^{14}\mathcal{C}_1\cdot^{10}\mathcal{C}_1\cdot^{13}\mathcal{C}_2$$

c) $$\dfrac{^{10}\mathcal{C}_2\cdot~ ^{22}\mathcal{C}_2}{^{24}\mathcal{C}_4}$$

• Sonal7

#### Sonal7

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#9 a) $$^{24}\mathcal{C}_4$$

b) $$^{14}\mathcal{C}_1\cdot^{10}\mathcal{C}_1\cdot^{13}\mathcal{C}_2$$

c) $$\dfrac{^{10}\mathcal{C}_2\cdot~ ^{22}\mathcal{C}_2}{^{24}\mathcal{C}_4}$$
The answer for a) is 24C4 x4 x3. I am confused about the answer. I am glad that it matches my answer for (a). There are 2 treasurers so I think there is a repetition. That means that 4x3 x 25C4 is correct. as the two treasurers are the same but I am not sure exactly why. This is so hard Last edited:

#### Sonal7

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Oh i think its 4! % by 2! for the two treasurers.

The ans for c is also the same as yours but x2. So there is a permutation?

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#### pka

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The answer for a) is 24C4 x4 x3. I am confused about the answer. I am glad that it matches my answer for (a). There are 2 treasurers so I think there is a repetition. That means that 4x3 x 25C4 is correct. as the two treasurers are the same but I am not sure exactly why.
The part a) should have said: how many can the offices be filled, once the members of the committee are chosen?
If we have four people the four offices can be filled in $$\dfrac{4!}{2!}$$ ways that in the number of ways to arrange the string $$CSTT$$.

• Sonal7

#### Sonal7

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The part a) should have said: how many can the offices be filled, once the members of the committee are chosen?
If we have four people the four offices can be filled in $$\dfrac{4!}{2!}$$ ways that in the number of ways to arrange the string $$CSTT$$.
Thank you that makes sense. I had also the thought the question was not clear enough.