1. ## please, i'm in a hurry...... combinations

12 girls try out for a hockey team. two can play only in goal, 4 girls can play only on defence, and the rest can play either centre or forward. In how many different ways can the coach make up the starting line-up?
(the answer is 240, basicly, i don't understand the question well)
thank you for any help

2. who can come to save me...............

3. Originally Posted by ives
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4. Originally Posted by ives
12 girls try out for a hockey team. two can play only in goal, 4 girls can play only on defence, and the rest can play either centre or forward. In how many different ways can the coach make up the starting line-up?
(the answer is 240, basicly, i don't understand the question well)
thank you for any help
For goalies, we have $\displaystyle {2 \choose 1}$ = 2

For defense, we have $\displaystyle {4 \choose 2}$ = 6

For offense, we have $\displaystyle {6 \choose 3}$ = 20

Total Combinations of starting lineup = 2 * 6 * 20 = 240

5. thank you`

6. For those that do not follow hockey, I should have clarified above, there are 3 offensive players (Left Wing, Center, Right Wing), 2 defensive players, and 1 goalie on the ice for a starting lineup.

7. hehe, that's why i struggle with this question, i just thought it is the same as the soccer.......... thank you very much again

8. Originally Posted by ives
hehe, that's why i struggle with this question, i just thought it is the same as the soccer.......... thank you very much again
They may ask you a question along the lines of, "How many combinations of ??? if they pull the goalie?"

If they ask that, when a goalie is pulled from the game, the team is allowed to replace the goalie with 1 player. They usually put them on offense. Keep that in mind if you run across a question like that. Therefore, the total amount of players on the ice does not change, but individual combos of offense/defense/goalies will change.