# word combinations problem

• Oct 11th 2008, 12:49 PM
biggestbernard1
word combinations problem
How many ways can 4 people be chosen from a group of 9? Tell whether the situation is a permutation of combination. Then solve.
• Oct 11th 2008, 01:08 PM
Jhevon
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Originally Posted by biggestbernard1
How many ways can 4 people be chosen from a group of 9? Tell whether the situation is a permutation of combination. Then solve.

this is just "9 choose 4", or in other words, ${9 \choose 4} = _9C_4$