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I know that if we have identical sets that each one of them has objects and we want to pick $k$ objects, one from each set, how many combinations do we have?
The formula is (stars and bars approach):
For example, we have two sets of four (same) primes and we want to find out how many combinations we can get, the answer is:
However if we have to pick up from sets, where every set is a subset of a previous one, how many combinations there are? For example, if we have the following 3 sets and pick up a prime from each one set, how many combinations do we have?
Is there a compact formula? An explanation, if possible would be thankful.
Thank you very much.