lgbasallote
Nine people are going on a skiing trip in 3 cars that will hold 2, 4 and 5 passengers, respectively. In how many ways is it possible to transport the 9 people to the ski lodge using all cars?
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ParthKohli
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2,4 and 5 people, exactly?
ParthKohli
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Or maximum?
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Maximum, right?
lgbasallote
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since it says will hold instead of can hold..i assume the former
lgbasallote
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it would be interesting if it was the latter though
ParthKohli
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Then this question is beyond my thinking abilities. :S
ParthKohli
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If it means "exactly," then 2 + 4 + 5 ≠ 9 would be my answer.
lgbasallote
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didn't think of that. well then it would be maximum
Ishaan94
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what's the answer?
lgbasallote
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no idea
Ishaan94
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hmm it should be 5, if people are indistinguishable. lol. but if they aren't then i would have to do some math.
C2 C4 C5
1 4 4
1 3 5
2 4 3
2 2 5
2 3 4
hba
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16
Ishaan94
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16? really? explain your answer.
hba
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No sorry wrong answer
hba
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5 ways
lgbasallote
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..i don't get it...
lgbasallote
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nevermind