I think it's a permutation, because order matters. In that case, can I still solve it using 9C3 (9 choose 3)? Or do I need to do something else to account for the position of the answers?

Also, this one:

**"If a Congressional committee is to be made of six people selected from a group of eight Democrats and five Republicans, how many ways are there to select exactly one Republican?"**

The part that throws me off here is the "exactly one" republican. It wouldn't be as simple as a 13C6 calculation, but would that be part of it?

Any help you could offer would be appreciated.

Thank you!

-matt