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January 24th, 2010, 06:16 PM   #1
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there are 9 people going for a skiing, to travel in skiing lodge there are 3 cars that they can used, the first car can occupy 2 people, the second car can occupy 4 people and the last car can occupy 5 people..

The Question is in how many ways they can travel on skiing lodge using the all cars?

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January 25th, 2010, 05:47 AM   #2
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Re: Probability Question

Hello, herohenson!

There is no single formula for this problem.
We must do some Listing.


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There are 9 people going to a ski lodge.

There are 3 cars that they can use.
[color=beige]. . [/color]Car A can hold 2 people,
[color=beige]. . [/color]Car B can hold 4 perople,
[color=beige]. . [/color]Car C can hold 5 people.

In how many ways they can travel using the all cars?

I will assume that the order of the people in a car does not matter.
(That is, we don't consider where each person sits, or who is the driver.)

Since all three cars must be used, there are 5 cases to consider.

[color=beige]. . . [/color]

[color=beige]. . . [/color]

[color=beige]. . . [/color]

[color=beige]. . . [/color]

[color=beige]. . . [/color]

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January 25th, 2010, 07:41 PM   #3
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Re: Probability Question

sir thank you i got the idea..
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