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"There are 10 people to play in the tournament in which a team of 3 will play another team of 3 in each game. How many different games can be scheduled in the rournament?"

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Ways in which first team can be selected: 10C3 = 120
Ways in which secon dteam can be selected: 7C3 = 35

Total matches possible = (120 * 35)/3 = 1400

We are diving by three to remove duplicates. If there are two members in a team then we will divide by 2.

Is this correct??
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Ways in which first team can be selected: 10C3 = 120
Ways in which second team can be selected: 7C3 = 35
Total matches possible = (120 * 35) = 4200
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ps_dahiya wrote:
Ways in which first team can be selected: 10C3 = 120
Ways in which secon dteam can be selected: 7C3 = 35

Total matches possible = (120 * 35)/3 = 1400

We are diving by three to remove duplicates. If there are two members in a team then we will divide by 2.

Is this correct??



Can you explain the division by three and removal of duplicates ?
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ps_dahiya wrote:
Ways in which first team can be selected: 10C3 = 120
Ways in which secon dteam can be selected: 7C3 = 35

Total matches possible = (120 * 35)/3 = 1400

We are diving by three to remove duplicates. If there are two members in a team then we will divide by 2.

Is this correct??



Can you explain the division by three and removal of duplicates ?

Lets take an example of 5 person and two members in a team.

Ways of selecting first team = 5C2 = 10
Ways of selecting second team = 3C2 = 3
All 30 cases are below. Duplicates are marked. Half of them are duplicates. Because there are two people in team thats why only half are unique. If there are three people in a team then there will be only 1/3 unique cases.

12---34
12---35
12---45
13---24
13---25
13---45
14---23
14---25
14---35
15---23
15---24
15---34
23---14----DUPLICATE
23---15----DUPLICATE
23---45
24---13----DUPLICATE
24---15----DUPLICATE
24---35
25---13----DUPLICATE
25---14----DUPLICATE
25---34
34---12----DUPLICATE
34---14----DUPLICATE
34---25----DUPLICATE
35---12----DUPLICATE
35---14----DUPLICATE
35---24----DUPLICATE
45---12----DUPLICATE
45---13----DUPLICATE
45---23----DUPLICATE

Hope this helps.
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