At the school book fair, there are three different types of animal posters for sale. In how many different ways can I buy 8 animal posters if I want at least one of each type?

Guest Mar 9, 2021

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Unsure if my solution is right. Might need a mod to confirm.

So you have 3 posters and you need at least 1 of each.

Let x, y, and z be the 3 different posters.

Since you need at least 1 of each poster, you have 7 ways to pick x, 6 ways to pick y, and 5 ways to pick z.

Use the Binomial Theorem and you get \(\frac{7!}{3!(7-3)!}+\frac{6!}{3!(6-3)}+\frac{5!}{3!(5-3)!}=65\).

I'm not sure if I did this problem right ;-;

MobiusLoops Mar 9, 2021