Originally Posted by
Pewł "A question paper is divided into two groups, each containing 5 questions. A candidate is required to solve 6 questions in all but he is not permitted to attempt more than 4 questions from each group. Find the number of ways in which the candidate can select the question."
I thought he could either choose 3 from each group, or choose 4 from one group and 2 from the other. (5C3)(5C3)+(5C4)(5C2)=150 but the answer is supposed to be 200. I thought of multiplying 150 by 2 because choosing three from group 1 and three from group 2 is distinct from doing it the other way around. But that's 300, and the answer is supposed to be 200. Please assist.