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A large sack contains six basketballs and five volleyballs. Find the number of combinations of four b***s that can be chosen from the sack if: a) They may be any type of ball b) Two must be volleyballs and two must be basketballs c) All four must be volleyballs d) None may be volleyballs

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Since there is 6 basketballs and 5 volley b***s this is the best way to find the answer:

 

[(6C0)(5C4)]+[(6C1)(5C3)]+[(6C2)(5C2)]+[(6C3)(5C1)]+[(6C4)(5C0)] = 330

 

Basically what I did was find out when ther was 0 basketballs and 5 volleyballs, 1 basketball and 4 volleyballs, 2 basketballs and 3 volleyballs, and so forth.

 

So the answers is 330. 

 

I had to think a lot on this question too, a helpful tip when doing questions like this is to make sure you understand the question before you write anything down.

 

Glad I could help!

Guest Mar 2, 2017

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