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I have 10 identical pieces of candy. In how many different ways can I distribute the candies to 4 different kids?

supermanaccz  Nov 1, 2017
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Assuming that each kid got at least one piece of candy [ we don't want any riots....!!! ]

 

The number of ways is 

 

C  [ k -1 , n - 1 ]

 

Where =  10   and n  = 4

 

So we have

 

C [ 9 , 3  ]  =  84  ways

 

[ This is analogous to the problem of distributing k identical balls into n distinguishable boxes]

 

 

cool cool cool

CPhill  Nov 1, 2017
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Thanks!

supermanaccz  Nov 2, 2017

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