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yvonne12 Master | Next Rank: 500 Posts Default Avatar
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Post Wed Mar 07, 2007 8:54 am
acertain company has 18 equally qualified applicants for 4 open positions. how many different groups of 4 applicants can be chosen by the company to fill the positions if the order of selections does not matter?

ans.3060

please explain

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Post Wed Mar 07, 2007 10:24 am
The formula is (n!)/[(n-r)! * r!] for a combination problem

18!/[(14!)(4!)] = (18*17*16*15)/(1*2*3*4) = 3060

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