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Abe, Bobby, Charles, Devin and Edwin are the participants in a race. How many different 1st-2nd-3rd place outcomes are possible if there are no ties? Two different outcomes to include are Bobby-Devin-Edwin and Devin-Bobby-Edwin.

 

 

 

So would I go 3x3x3 or 3x2x1? im confused

 Jan 16, 2019

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Hey Chris.....why would this NOT be  5 P 3 = 60

  which would include the outcomes quoted in the question?

 Jan 16, 2019
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Any 3 can finish 1st

And, after this, any 2 can finish second

 

So

 

3 x 2   =   6  possible finishing orders

 

 

cool cool cool

 Jan 16, 2019
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Hey Chris.....why would this NOT be  5 P 3 = 60

  which would include the outcomes quoted in the question?

ElectricPavlov  Jan 16, 2019
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You are correct, EP.....I didn't see that we had 5 people...!!!!

 

 

cool cool cool

CPhill  Jan 16, 2019

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