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**Gurp925** Hello!, My question is A hockey team has played 10 games and has a record of 5 wins, 3 losses and 2 ties. In how many ways could this have happened if after the first 4 games the team's record was 3 wins and a loss.

This is what i thought to do

1)_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ first 4 were W-W-W-L Leaving us to deal with 6 more

2) i asked myself what are the common things here, 2 wins 3 losses and 2 ties and an n value of 6 remaining.

3) so i popped it into the formula $\displaystyle n!/a!b!c!$ a=2 wins b=3 losses c= 2 ties.