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June 21st, 2017, 03:20 PM  #1 
Senior Member Joined: Oct 2013 From: New York, USA Posts: 590 Thanks: 81  How Many Combinations Are There When 190 Balls Are Drawn Into Groups Of 10?
Balls numbered from 1 to 190 are drawn without replacement into 19 groups of 10. The order within a group doesn't matter. Is the amount of combinations 190 C 10 * 180 C 10 * ... 10 C 10 ?

June 21st, 2017, 06:02 PM  #2 
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yes maybe written a bit sexier as $\prod \limits_{k=1}^{19} \dbinom{(20k)10}{10}$ 
June 22nd, 2017, 03:54 AM  #3 
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Hmm ... I think you might need to divide this by 19! Balls numbered from 1 to 4 are drawn without replacement into 2 groups of 2. The order within a group doesn't matter. I don't believe the answer is 4C2 * 2C2 = 6. (12)(34), (13)(24), (14)(23) are the only ways. I think you need to divide by 2! since the groups could be rearranged. 
June 22nd, 2017, 04:34 AM  #4  
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June 26th, 2017, 05:33 PM  #5 
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The orders of groups matter.


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