The question is How many different ways can 3 people be seated in 4 chairs? I am thinking that the 4C3 is wrong..but i dont know how to go about solving it.
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Originally Posted by LaToyaM217 The question is How many different ways can 3 people be seated in 4 chairs? I am thinking that the 4C3 is wrong..but i dont know how to go about solving it. You are incorrect. Here's how to think about it: How many different ways can 4 chairs be distributed among 3 people? Answer: Use the pigeon hole principle: (4)(3)(2) = 24.
Last edited by mr fantastic; Feb 8th 2008 at 06:24 PM. Reason: Added the red different.
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