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there are five people in an elevator in a six storey building. What is the probability that each person gets off the elevator on unique storeys of the building?

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  1. lgbasallote Group Title
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    it's not that simple....

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  2. pathosdebater Group Title
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    6*6*6*6*6

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    6^5 = 7776

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    no idea where you got that solution....

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  5. ChmE Group Title
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    \[\frac{ 6P5 }{ 6^{5} }\]

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    6P5/6^5

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    oohh so close...

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    5P5/5^5?

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    Well, I hope to learn something new today, given the chance that all the people got off at different stories, wanted to go to different rooms, had to go down or up, I'd say that it would look something like... ah, and theres only 5 people so...P=people F+Floor X: starting place Y: Ending place Y=(5f)...and I do not know what dodo from there.

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    that's a bit complicated @HyperChemist ....

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    @pathosdebater why so?

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  12. HyperChemist Group Title
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    Oh, Y=((5f)-x)5

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    why put in algebra...

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    Well if you count the floor they all get into the elevator on, then there are only 5 other floors left.

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    well, for me it helps...Hoe else could I write it so?

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    so why didn't we get that solution in the first place?

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  17. HyperChemist Group Title
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    I guess your right it only complicates things for me

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    The problem statement specifies that there are 6 stories, so there are 6 other floors to go. Therein lies the misunderstanding...

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    You have to include all 6 floors. It doesn't say that some weirdo can't ride the elevator up to the top then back down to the first and gets back off.

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    Exactly... So, 6P5/6^5

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  21. lgbasallote Group Title
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    ........logical....but doesn't make sense......

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  22. HyperChemist Group Title
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    right! its all about probability, forget the relativity of the problem

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  23. lgbasallote Group Title
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    that's actually illegal and unethical in a lot of countries

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  24. pathosdebater Group Title
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    Not in America!

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  25. HyperChemist Group Title
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    good answer! lets not get more into politics now...

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