How many ways can eight identical svarves be placed into four disingusihable boxes( boxes you can tell apart), if each box must contain at least one scarf?

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- June 18th 2008, 06:32 AMsantatrueCounting!
How many ways can eight identical svarves be placed into four disingusihable boxes( boxes you can tell apart), if each box must contain at least one scarf?

- June 18th 2008, 08:11 AMSoroban
Hello, santatrue!

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How many ways can eight identical scarves be placed into four distinguishable boxes

( boxes you can tell apart), if each box must contain at least one scarf?

*list*the possiblities . . . *blush*

I found five scenarios.

. . . and there are ways.

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Therefore, there are: .

- June 18th 2008, 08:11 AMPlato