Hi,

I have some difficulties with this exercise - A claas of 30 school studetns is electing members for the student-stff cimmittee. In how many ways can they elect a president, secretary, and 3 cimmittee members?

Thank you in advance...

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- December 20th 2010, 12:28 PMGiboCounting problem
Hi,

I have some difficulties with this exercise - A claas of 30 school studetns is electing members for the student-stff cimmittee. In how many ways can they elect a president, secretary, and 3 cimmittee members?

Thank you in advance... - December 20th 2010, 12:43 PMPlato
- December 20th 2010, 01:10 PMGibo
Hi,

thanks a lot. I understand that students have 30 options for their first choice, as repetition is not allowed in this case, they have 29 possibilities for the second one and then it comes down to r-combination (repetition is not allowed and order does not matter). At the end we apply the Rule of Product to receive our final answer. - December 20th 2010, 01:14 PMPlato
- December 20th 2010, 01:17 PMGibo
Once again, thanks a lot for your help.