How many ways can you distribute 4 different balls among 5 different boxes?

Guest Jul 24, 2021

#1**0 **

For each ball, you have 5 different options.

First ball has 5 options, second ball has 5 options, third ball has 5 options, and fourth ball also has 5 options, 5*5*5*5 = 625.

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catmg Jul 24, 2021

#2**+4 **

Hey there, Guest!

There are five choices for each ball: \(5^4\) = 625

Among these 625 distributions, there are 5 cases where the four balls reside in the same box because there are five boxes. So from 625, subtract 5 to count the required.

625 – 5 = 620.

Hope this helped! :)

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TaliaArticula Jul 25, 2021