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April 23rd, 2015, 09:21 AM  #1 
Newbie Joined: Aug 2014 From: india Posts: 16 Thanks: 0  In how many ways can I put two three things in two bags?
Dear all, Please tel me, In how many ways i can put three apples in two bags? each time both bag will have one apple each. yours sincerely yours sincerely Last edited by rajemessage; April 23rd, 2015 at 09:36 AM. 
April 23rd, 2015, 09:33 AM  #2 
Math Team Joined: Jan 2015 From: Alabama Posts: 2,820 Thanks: 750 
You can put the first object in either of the two bags so there are two ways to put it. Similarly, there two ways to put the second object in a bag and two ways to put the third object. So there are 2(2)(2)= 8 ways to put two objects in three bags. 
April 23rd, 2015, 02:58 PM  #3 
Math Team Joined: Apr 2010 Posts: 2,778 Thanks: 361 
The question seems a bit dubious to me. Maybe you can't tell the bags apart. Let apple 1 be 1, apple 2 be 2 and apple 3 be 3. Then there are (8 / 2 = 4) possibilities. {(), (1,2,3)} {(1), (2,3)} {(2), (1,3)} {(3), (1,2)} As you can't tell the bags apart, the order doesn't matter. 
April 24th, 2015, 05:11 AM  #4 
Newbie Joined: Aug 2014 From: india Posts: 16 Thanks: 0 
I have two oranges(both has got same value),one apple and one banana. i want to put two of them at a time in two bags having one(one froot at max in one bag) each. in how many ways i put them? [order does matter for all combination] bags have position like first bag will be at first position and second will be at second position and it will not be changed. and please tel me step by step formula. yours sincerely Last edited by rajemessage; April 24th, 2015 at 05:26 AM. 

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