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catgirl17
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you own 9 pairs of jeans and are taking 4 of them on vacation. in how many ways can you choose 4 pairs of jeans from the 9?
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catgirl17 Group Title
you own 9 pairs of jeans and are taking 4 of them on vacation. in how many ways can you choose 4 pairs of jeans from the 9?
 2 years ago
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Ledah Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
Seeing as this is probability I'm going to say that there are 36 or 45 choices on pants you can pick. hope this helps.. there are so many ways you can do this
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mathplane Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
This is an example of a combination problem... First, establish how many ways there are to pack the jeans.... There are 9 choices for the 1st pair of pants... 8 remaining choices for the 2nd pair... 7 remaining for the 3rd pair... And, 6 remaining choices for the 4th pair.... this implies 9 x 8 x 7 x 6 permutations.... However, ORDER DOES NOT MATTER.. Therefore, we must divide to get rid of all the "double counting"... (i.e. choosing 1469 pants is the same as 4169 or 9146... in each case, you packed 1469...)... So, your final solutions is (9 x 8 x 7 x 6)/(4!) = 126
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mathplane Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
Using the formula for combinations: 9C4 = 9!/5!4! = 126
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Ledah Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
Totally thought of something else.......
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catgirl17 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
how did you get 126?
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Ledah Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
Thats what I'm wondering
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catgirl17 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
cause when you do 9x8x7x6=3024 and then if you divide it by 4 you get 756
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mathplane Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
No, you must divide by 4! 3024/24
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catgirl17 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
where did you get 24 from?
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mathplane Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
4! = 4 x 3 x 2 x 1 = 24
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jsoeung Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
The exclamation mark isn't yelling, it's called a factorial :) so N! would be N multiplied by all the numbers that come before it
 2 years ago
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