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    Combination Problem, I think!

    I have an interview panel made of:

    1 Manager
    1 Human Resource person
    1 Supervisor

    I have 5 managers to choose from
    I have 6 Human Resource people to choose from
    I have 7 supervisors to choose from

    How many combinations could make up the interview panel.

    Since order does not matter, I know it is not a permutation problem. How do I set up this problems???

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    Karies4083
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    Re: Combination Problem, I think!

    Quote Originally Posted by karies4083 View Post
    I have an interview panel made of:

    1 Manager
    1 Human Resource person
    1 Supervisor

    I have 5 managers to choose from
    I have 6 Human Resource people to choose from
    I have 7 supervisors to choose from

    How many combinations could make up the interview panel.

    Since order does not matter, I know it is not a permutation problem. How do I set up this problems???
    5\cdot 6\cdot 7 simple multiplication.
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    Re: Combination Problem, I think!

    Thanks!
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    Re: Combination Problem, I think!

    What if we change it up a bit:

    Need 1 manager, 2 human resource persons, and 1 supervisor. Does this matter to the problem???

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    karies4083
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    Re: Combination Problem, I think!

    Quote Originally Posted by karies4083 View Post
    What if we change it up a bit:

    Need 1 manager, 2 human resource persons, and 1 supervisor. Does this matter to the problem???

    Thanks,
    karies4083
    5\cdot\binom{6}{2}\cdot 7
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    Re: Combination Problem, I think!

    525?
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    Re: Combination Problem, I think!

    Quote Originally Posted by karies4083 View Post
    525?
    Correct.
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