# Thread: number of ways to make team

1. ## number of ways to make team

Twenty people are preparing to play basketball
using a five member team. How many different five person teams can be put together.

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2. We have respectively $20\times 19\times 18 \times 17 \times 16$*possibilities for 1st 2nd 3rd 4th and 5th player. But we don't care of order so $P = \frac{20\times 19\times 18 \times 17 \times 16}{5\times 4\times 3 \times 2 \times 1}$

3. I am confused.... so I juss punch all that in on a calc ?

4. Originally Posted by Steph07
I am confused.... so I juss punch all that in on a calc ?
Yes.

Alternatively, the answer can be expressed as $^{20} C_5$. You might have a button on your 'calc' that lets you 'punch' that in .....