# Math Help - permutations and combinations

1. ## permutations and combinations

You and 11 fellow contestants have won 22 dollars. As team lead, you get to decide who gets how much of the loot (in round numbers of dollars). You can even cut people out entirely if you feel they don't deserve a cut. How many ways can you do this?

how can you do this? I know it involves combination

2. Originally Posted by andyandy26
You and 11 fellow contestants have won 22 dollars. As team lead, you get to decide who gets how much of the loot (in round numbers of dollars). You can even cut people out entirely if you feel they don't deserve a cut. How many ways can you do this? how can you do this?
The number of ways to place $N$ identical objects (dollars) into $K$ distinct cells (people) is $\binom{N+K-1}{N}$.

3. Thanks!