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    Counting problem!

    I have 2 problems that I can't figure out!

    A school of 100 fish is to be tagged with 6 tags:

    1. what is the probability of each outcome when each fish may receive any number of tags and there are 2 sets of 3 tags where tags within a set cannot be distinguished from each other?

    2. what is the probability of each outcome when each fish may receive at most 1 tag and there are 2 sets of 3 tags where tags within a set cannot be distinguished from each other?

    Help! (answers with explanations are best!) Thanks!
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    Quote Originally Posted by rockyraccoon View Post
    A school of 100 fish is to be tagged with 6 tags:
    1. what is the probability of each outcome when each fish may receive any number of tags and there are 2 sets of 3 tags where tags within a set cannot be distinguished from each other?

    2. what is the probability of each outcome when each fish may receive at most 1 tag and there are 2 sets of 3 tags where tags within a set cannot be distinguished from each other?
    It is really not sure what is going on here.
    In #1 are you saying that each fish can be taged with 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, or 6 tags?
    What is the purpose of there being 100 fish?
    What do you mean by an outcome and/or its probability?

    I think before any work is done on this problem, you need to restate in a lot detailed exclamation as to what it means.
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