Hi I have to problems reggarding combination I really need some help with.
The first one:
In have many ways can 3 cards be drawn from an ordinary card deck (52 cards) so that all of the 3 cards have the same color (3 spades, 3 hearts, 3 diamonds or 3 cubs)?
I know that just 3 cards out of 52 can be drawn in C(52, 3) ways but how do I do it when all of these must have the same color?
The second problem is very much simpler.
12 people are going to stand in an circle. in how many ways can this be arranged?
Is 11! the correct solution? It would be 12! if 12 they where standing in a straight line, right?
Thanks.
I got stuck on another question of the same character:
"4 identical wonderful tasty tomatoes are to be distributed (as in divided, spread) among 3 people. In how many ways can this be arranged?"
Is this even possible to solve this one purely combinatorial? Or is it a trick question?
I'm not sure what we're "supposed" to assume. Seems natural enough to assume we aren't allowed to cut any tomatoes! But in terms of,
1) Are the tomatoes identical?
2) Does each person necessarily get at least one tomato?
3) Must all tomatoes be distributed?
Assuming yes, no, and yes, I get
{0,0,4} -- multiply by 3
{0,1,3} -- multiply by 3!
{0,2,2} -- multiply by 3
{1,1,2} -- multiply by 3
This gives 15 ways.