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# Do these math questions if you dare!

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a) An organization has  people, and  of the people are running for president. Each of the  people votes for one of the  candidates. How many different vote totals are possible?

b) An organization has  people, and  of the people are running for president. Each of the  people either votes for one of the  candidates, or can abstain from voting. How many different vote totals are possible?

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I already posted an answer on this and there are previous questions asking this. Not sure if they've gone through moderation though.

Mar 21, 2020
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Could you please post the link? Thank you so much! I really appreciate it!

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so here's the link to my solution for part B:

https://web2.0calc.com/questions/can-t-solve-this-blame-skyrim

I don't really know why, but the forum keeps flagging my solution to part a for moderation(even when I post it in snippets) so I'll have to wait on that. In the meantime, you could look at how I solved part B(which in my opinion is harder than part A!). Using that, try solving Part A yourself!

jfan17  Mar 21, 2020
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What formula did you use for part B? I mean the part where you add 5-1? Also, I'm not sure of how to do part A.

Mar 21, 2020
edited by MagnusMathematician  Mar 21, 2020
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I used a method of counting known as "stars and bars". I'd recommend you search it up! It's really interesting imo

jfan17  Mar 21, 2020