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 2 years ago
in how many ways can 5 prizes be given away to 3 boys when each boy is eligible for one or more prizes..?
 2 years ago
in how many ways can 5 prizes be given away to 3 boys when each boy is eligible for one or more prizes..?

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nicolebears
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0dw:1352712893295:dw

mayankdevnani
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Any one prize can be given to any one of the 3 boys and hence there are 3 ways of distributing each prize. Hence, the 4 prizes can be distributed in 3^4= 81 ways.

Aperogalics
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0@mayankdevnani there are 3 boys so first boy can have 1,2 or 3 prizes now for 3,1,1 we have 3ways(3,1,1),(1,3,1),(1,1,3) now for 2,2,1 we have 3 ways(2,1,2),(2,2,1),(1,2,2) so only 6 ways to distribute:)

nivas1811
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0@mayankdevnani,@Aperogalics : there are five prizes so there are 3^5 ways to distribute the prizes...

Aperogalics
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0@nivas1811 sry in 3^5 a case comes where 5 prizes are given to one person but you wrote that each boy is eligible for one or more prizes.. so no prize case is eliminated :)

Aperogalics
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0and if one prize is given away then how same can be given to other:)

shubhamsrg
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1let 1st guy get x prizes, 2nd one y and third one z we are given x+y+z = 5 where x>=1 y>=1 z>=1 we can write the eqn as (x1) + (y1) + (z1) = 2 where now each term inside bracket >=0 it has a direct formulla now for integral solutions of the eqn,,who's background isnt much complex and i can tell you if you desire.. ans would be 4C2 or 6

shubhamsrg
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1formulla is for x1 + x2 + x3 .... xr = n integral solutions is (n+r1 , r1) given that each x1,x2... is >=0
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