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  • 5 years ago

5 men and 7 women are going to be assigned seats in the theather. if the 12 tickets are given out at ramdom, find the prob that 5 women are given the first 5 seats next to the center aisle

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  1. anonymous
    • 5 years ago
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    You need to do part over total so ..... Part= 5 women Total= 12 seats

  2. anonymous
    • 5 years ago
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    so 5 over 12?

  3. anonymous
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    hello?

  4. dumbcow
    • 5 years ago
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    use combinations 7C5/12C5

  5. anonymous
    • 5 years ago
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    7*6*5*4*3 which is 2520 then 12*11*10*9*8 which is 95040

  6. anonymous
    • 5 years ago
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    so now How would I simplify the problem?

  7. dumbcow
    • 5 years ago
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    good use calculator to divide 2520/95040 = .0265 or you could reduce the fraction

  8. anonymous
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    Ok so to reduce the fraction U would do 2520 devide by 2

  9. dumbcow
    • 5 years ago
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    cross things out on top and bottom 7*6*5*4*3 _____________ 12*11*10*9*8 3/9 reduces to 1/3 4/8 reduces to 1/2 5/10 reduces to 1/2 6/12 reduces to 1/2 leaving... 7 ____________ 2*11*2*2*3

  10. anonymous
    • 5 years ago
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    7/264?

  11. dumbcow
    • 5 years ago
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    correct,

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