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How many ways are there to put 4 distinguishable balls in 4 identical boxes?

 

Thanks!

 Jan 11, 2020
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You can do it by casework on the number of ways of distributing the balls into the boxes.  This gives you 1 + 3 + 2 + 4 + 1 = 11 ways.

 Jan 11, 2020
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that is incorrect

Guest Jan 18, 2020
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Assuming that some boxes do not have to have any balls then I think the answer is 

7C3=35 ways

 Jan 12, 2020
edited by Melody  Jan 12, 2020
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that is incorrect

Guest Jan 18, 2020
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If every box must have a ball then it would be 4! = 24 ways

 Jan 12, 2020
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that is incorrect

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