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How many ways can you distribute 4 identical balls among 4 identical boxes?

 Jul 5, 2021
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This is equal  to  the number of  partitions  of   the integer 4

 

They are

 

4 = 4
3 + 1 = 4
2 + 2 = 4
2 + 1 + 1 = 4
1 + 1 + 1 + 1 = 4

 

5 ways

 

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 Jul 5, 2021
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Simply use factorials.

4! = 4*3*2*1

= 12*2*1

=24

So, there are 24 ways to distribute.

 Jul 9, 2021

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