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In a class of 10 students, a group of 4 will be selected for a trip. How many different groups are possible, if 2 of those 10 students are a married couple and will only travel together?

A. 98
B. 115
C. 122
D. 126
E. 165
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In a class of 10 students, a group of 4 will be selected for a trip. How many different groups are possible, if 2 of those 10 students are a married couple and will only travel together?

Answers:
A. 98
B. 115
C. 122
D. 126
E. 165

I keep getting the wrong answer all the time ...

Thanks


We can have either two married students plus two other students or 4 students out of 8 (no married student among them).

C^1_1*C^2_{8}+C^4_{8}=28+70=98.
C^1_1 - # of ways to choose 1 couple out of 1 couple;
C^2_{8} - # of ways to choose 2 students out of 8 left (10 - 2 married=8);
C^4_{8} - # of ways to choose 4 student out of 8 (so not to choose any married student).

Answer: A.

Hope it's clear.
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Re: PS: Counting Methods [#permalink] New post 19 Jun 2010, 09:36
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Nusa84 wrote:
In a class of 10 students, a group of 4 will be selected for a trip. How many different groups are possible, if 2 of those 10 students are a married couple and will only travel together?

Answers:
A. 98
B. 115
C. 122
D. 126
E. 165

I keep getting the wrong answer all the time ...

Thanks


We can have either two married students plus two other students or 4 students out of 8 (no married student among them).

C^1_1*C^2_{8}+C^4_{8}=28+70=98.
C^1_1 - # of ways to choose 1 couple out of 1 couple;
C^2_{8} - # of ways to choose 2 students out of 8 left (10 - 2 married=8);
C^4_{8} - # of ways to choose 4 student out of 8 (so not to choose any married student).

Answer: A.

Hope it's clear.


Yes it is, sometimes i get very stuck with these questions. Thanks!
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In a class of 10 students, a group of 4 will be selected for [#permalink] New post 16 Apr 2014, 14:54
Probability again,

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In a class of 10 students, a group of 4 will be
selected for a trip. How many different groups are
possible, if 2 of those 10 students are a married
couple and will only travel together?
a) 98
b) 126
c) 115
d) 165
e) 122
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Re: In a class of 10 students, a group of 4 will be selected for [#permalink] New post 16 Apr 2014, 21:09
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We need to break the grouping down to 2 scenarios : with the married couple or without the married couple in the group of 4 people for the trip

1) With the married couple in the group, we have to find the number of possibilities for the other 2 spots in the group from the left 8 people = 8!/(2!*6!) = 28
2) Without the married couple in the group, we have to find the number of possibilities for picking 4 people from the 8 unmarried people from the group = 8!/(4! * 4! ) = 70

Total number of possibilities = 28 + 70 = 98 (A)
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Re: In a class of 10 students, a group of 4 will be selected for [#permalink] New post 17 Apr 2014, 00:07
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Probability again,

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In a class of 10 students, a group of 4 will be
selected for a trip. How many different groups are
possible, if 2 of those 10 students are a married
couple and will only travel together?
a) 98
b) 126
c) 115
d) 165
e) 122


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