In how many ways can I package 6 colors of posterboard in packages of 5 posterboards each ?

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- Nov 16th 2009, 05:24 PMfholikCombinatorics Question
In how many ways can I package 6 colors of posterboard in packages of 5 posterboards each ?

- Nov 16th 2009, 07:32 PMSoroban
Hello, fholik!

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In how many ways can I package 6 colors of posterboard in packages of 5 posterboards each?

Assuming that the order of the colors in a package does not matter,

. . we are choosing 5 colors from the available 6 colors.

There are: . ways.

- Nov 24th 2009, 12:34 PMfholikCombinatorics Question
I misstated the original problem. If you have an endless supply of posterboard in 6 different colors, in how many ways can you package 5 posterboards ?

- Nov 24th 2009, 12:48 PMPlato
- Nov 24th 2009, 01:46 PMfholikCombinatorics Question
That is the solution I was looking for. Thank you. fholik