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# There are 4 contestants in the competition for 6 different

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There are 4 contestants in the competition for 6 different  [#permalink]  16 May 2004, 21:40
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There are 4 contestants in the competition for 6 different
prizes. A contestant can win only one prize. How many different
outcomes are possible at the competition for the four contestants?
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Re: PS-49 [#permalink]  17 May 2004, 01:28
hallelujah1234 wrote:
There are 4 contestants in the competition for 6 different
prizes. A contestant can win only one prize. How many different
outcomes are possible at the competition for the four contestants?

0. Because at least one cotestant will receive 2 prises... This is often called "Dirichle principle".
Re: PS-49   [#permalink] 17 May 2004, 01:28
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