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  • one year ago

The legislature of Puerto Rico consists of a 27-member Senate and a 51-member House of Representatives. How many ways are there to choose a group of five members from the Puerto Rican legislature?

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  1. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    How would you begin this excercise?

  2. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    I have tried doing the 78! where 78 x 77 x 76 x 75 x 74 = 2,533,330,800 it is incorrect

  3. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    Why would it be incorrect? If it doesn't matter if it's one of the Senate or one of the House, it should be correct

  4. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    it says it is incorrect. that is the most logical way i find to answer the problem. Do you have any other ways? i am stuck on this one.

  5. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    let me break it down. first we add 27 + 51 = 78 78 members in total then is asks me how many ways are there to choose a group of five members from the PR Legislature so I calculate 78! but it is wrong!!! what am I missing?

  6. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    78!/5!(73!) the answer is 21,111,090

  7. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    I'm sorry I couldn't help

  8. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    it is ok. I get stuck and panic.

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