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There are three candidates running for math team president. The thirty members of the team can cast a vote for one canidate or they can choose to not vote. How many ways can the votes be distributed?

 Jan 5, 2019

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Let's use a Stars and Bars approach on this. There are 30 votes(stars) and 4 choices, but to get 4 catergories we only need 3 bars. In order to find where these bars would go, we can do 33C3 which is 5456.

 

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 Jan 5, 2019
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 Jan 5, 2019
edited by Rom  Jan 6, 2019
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Let's use a Stars and Bars approach on this. There are 30 votes(stars) and 4 choices, but to get 4 catergories we only need 3 bars. In order to find where these bars would go, we can do 33C3 which is 5456.

 

- Daisy

dierdurst Jan 5, 2019
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Sounds good to me Daisy :)

Melody  Jan 9, 2019

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