## cinar 3 years ago I have some combination questions: (a) The Mathematics departmental office has the following stock of dry-erase markers: 7 Red, 4 Navy blue, 6 Green, 8 Black. They are to be distributed, 1 apiece, to the 25 members of the department. How many outcomes are possible? (b) The Chemistry departmental office has 800 black dry-erase markers. The 25 members of the department may take as many as they like. If 46 markers are taken the ﬁrst day, how many different distributions to the faculty members are possible?

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(c) Repeat (b) with the added stipulation that each faculty member took at least one marker. (d) The Physics departmental oﬃce has the following stock of dry-erase markers: 400 Red, 200 Green, 200 Black. The 25 members of the department may take as many as they like. If 46 Red, 3 Green, and 27 Black markers are taken the ﬁrst day, how many diﬀerent distributions to the faculty members are possible?

2. cinar

for a) I found C(25,8)*C(17,7)*C(10,6)*C(4,4)

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@amistre64

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@Zarkon , @TuringTest

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for b) I found $\frac{70!}{46!*24!}$

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outcomes = arrangement...i think

7. cinar

for c) my result is $\frac{45!}{25!*20!}$

8. cinar

yes @Yahoo!

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So..... npr

10. cinar

outcomes= how many ways we have to do that..

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@eliassaab

12. cinar

why we need to multiply by 25!

13. cinar

do you think color is important..

14. cinar

let say we have 2 red 3 blue 4 green pen and we wanna give them 9 children ( 1 each of them) and lets say we have 9 black pen and we wanna give them 9 children (( 1 each of them) are thees the same situation or different

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Diffrent

16. cinar

so we need to multiply by 25! then.. because we have different color pens..

17. cinar

oh repeated permutation, so in our case 25!/(8!7!6!4!) right..

18. cinar

it makes sense..thanks..

19. cinar

no I don't (:

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@eliassaab is...very strong in permutation and combination

21. cinar

for b) is 800 important?

22. cinar

but there is only one way color is the same..

23. cinar

every members can take only one pen, one member cannot take 0 or 2,3,.....25 pens

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the question is whether one can choose only only 1 red from the 7

25. cinar

oh you are asking they are in the same box and mixed or they have their own box ( each color) if this is your question I thought first condition..

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this question really confuses..))

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Wat Did u understand frm the question

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1st and 2nd option are the same or not..

30. cinar

we are not arranging them we are choosing them, are we?

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I'm going to Office Depot to buy my own markers!

34. cinar

but thees are free, choose one :P

35. cinar

@eliassaab can you look at my question, I am stuck

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a) $\frac{25!}{7! 4! 6! 8!}=4417238826000$ Which the same as you got/

37. cinar

thanks..

38. cinar

@satellite73 can you look at my question, if you are not busy

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