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# In an exam, there are certain min. marks to be scored in

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In an exam, there are certain min. marks to be scored in [#permalink]  07 Jul 2004, 11:33
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In an exam, there are certain min. marks to be scored in each of the papers. In how many ways can a student fail?
(1) The exam has 6 papers
(2) The student passes if he scores more than min. required in atleast 4 papers
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Re: DS: Exam! [#permalink]  07 Jul 2004, 12:27
C

both 1&2 together solves the problem
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Shall post the answer tomorrow, so that people get an opp. to answer
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(C)
Both are required to find the solution.

Please comment on my solution (whether it is correct):

Failed in 1 Subject : 6C1
Failed in 2 Subjects: 6C2
Failed in 3 SUbjects: 6C3

Total Number of ways a student can fail = 6C1 + 6C2 + 6C3
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That was a easy one!
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