Find all School-related info fast with the new School-Specific MBA Forum

 It is currently 04 Jul 2015, 08:41

### GMAT Club Daily Prep

#### Thank you for using the timer - this advanced tool can estimate your performance and suggest more practice questions. We have subscribed you to Daily Prep Questions via email.

Customized
for You

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Track

every week, we’ll send you an estimated GMAT score based on your performance

Practice
Pays

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

# Events & Promotions

###### Events & Promotions in June
Open Detailed Calendar

# How many different combinations of outcomes can you make by

 Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics
Author Message
TAGS:
GMAT Instructor
Joined: 07 Jul 2003
Posts: 770
Location: New York NY 10024
Schools: Haas, MFE; Anderson, MBA; USC, MSEE
Followers: 13

Kudos [?]: 70 [0], given: 0

How many different combinations of outcomes can you make by [#permalink]  16 Jul 2003, 00:59
00:00

Difficulty:

(N/A)

Question Stats:

100% (01:03) correct 0% (00:00) wrong based on 0 sessions
How many different combinations of outcomes can you make by rolling three standard (6-sided) dice if the order of the dice does not matter?
(A) 24
(B) 30
(C) 56
(D) 120
(E) 216
_________________

Best,

AkamaiBrah
Former Senior Instructor, Manhattan GMAT and VeritasPrep
Vice President, Midtown NYC Investment Bank, Structured Finance IT
MFE, Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley, Class of 2005
MBA, Anderson School of Management, UCLA, Class of 1993

Manager
Joined: 08 Apr 2003
Posts: 149
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 11 [0], given: 0

[#permalink]  16 Jul 2003, 02:30
Simply , 6*6*6 = 216.

As two dice are rolled it will be 6*6 = 36.
GMAT Instructor
Joined: 07 Jul 2003
Posts: 770
Location: New York NY 10024
Schools: Haas, MFE; Anderson, MBA; USC, MSEE
Followers: 13

Kudos [?]: 70 [0], given: 0

[#permalink]  16 Jul 2003, 02:32
You didn't think I'd give you guys THAT easy a problem, huh?

Sorry, but (E) is the "sucker" answer.

Since "the order of the dice do not matter", X Y Z and Z Y X are the same result. The number of results is less than 216.

_________________

Best,

AkamaiBrah
Former Senior Instructor, Manhattan GMAT and VeritasPrep
Vice President, Midtown NYC Investment Bank, Structured Finance IT
MFE, Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley, Class of 2005
MBA, Anderson School of Management, UCLA, Class of 1993

GMAT Instructor
Joined: 07 Jul 2003
Posts: 770
Location: New York NY 10024
Schools: Haas, MFE; Anderson, MBA; USC, MSEE
Followers: 13

Kudos [?]: 70 [0], given: 0

[#permalink]  16 Jul 2003, 13:10
Okay, here is a hint.

There are 3 categories of results and you must consider each.
_________________

Best,

AkamaiBrah
Former Senior Instructor, Manhattan GMAT and VeritasPrep
Vice President, Midtown NYC Investment Bank, Structured Finance IT
MFE, Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley, Class of 2005
MBA, Anderson School of Management, UCLA, Class of 1993

Intern
Joined: 23 Jun 2003
Posts: 14
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 2 [0], given: 0

[#permalink]  16 Jul 2003, 16:35
It's 56.

1. You can have all three numbers be the same (e.g. 666, 555)
There are 6 ways this can happen
2. You can have two numbers be the same (e.g 66x, 55x, 44x)
There are 30 ways this can happen
3. You can have all three numbers be different)
There are 20 ways this can happen
GMAT Instructor
Joined: 07 Jul 2003
Posts: 770
Location: New York NY 10024
Schools: Haas, MFE; Anderson, MBA; USC, MSEE
Followers: 13

Kudos [?]: 70 [0], given: 0

[#permalink]  16 Jul 2003, 21:36
jcohen76 wrote:
It's 56.

1. You can have all three numbers be the same (e.g. 666, 555)
There are 6 ways this can happen
2. You can have two numbers be the same (e.g 66x, 55x, 44x)
There are 30 ways this can happen
3. You can have all three numbers be different)
There are 20 ways this can happen

Beautifully done!

_________________

Best,

AkamaiBrah
Former Senior Instructor, Manhattan GMAT and VeritasPrep
Vice President, Midtown NYC Investment Bank, Structured Finance IT
MFE, Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley, Class of 2005
MBA, Anderson School of Management, UCLA, Class of 1993

[#permalink] 16 Jul 2003, 21:36
Similar topics Replies Last post
Similar
Topics:
6 How many different anagrams can you make for the word MATHEM 3 22 Apr 2014, 06:07
8 How many different combinations of outcomes can you make by 12 04 Nov 2010, 10:51
59 How many different combinations of outcomes can you make by 29 21 Dec 2006, 17:34
How many different combinations can be made using the 3 01 Nov 2006, 03:20
Display posts from previous: Sort by

# How many different combinations of outcomes can you make by

 Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics

 Powered by phpBB © phpBB Group and phpBB SEO Kindly note that the GMAT® test is a registered trademark of the Graduate Management Admission Council®, and this site has neither been reviewed nor endorsed by GMAC®.