A Senate committee has 8 Republicans and 6 Democrats. In how many ways can we form a subcommittee with 3 Republicans and 2 Democrats?

Lightning
Mar 11, 2018

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My guestimate:

There are 8 c 3 ways to pick the Republicans = 56 ways

for each of these 56 ways to pick a Republican there are

6 c 2 ways to pick the Dims = 15

56 x 15 = 840 ways

ElectricPavlov
Mar 11, 2018

#1**+2 **

Best Answer

My guestimate:

There are 8 c 3 ways to pick the Republicans = 56 ways

for each of these 56 ways to pick a Republican there are

6 c 2 ways to pick the Dims = 15

56 x 15 = 840 ways

ElectricPavlov
Mar 11, 2018