GMAT Question of the Day: Daily via email | Daily via Instagram New to GMAT Club? Watch this Video

 It is currently 25 Jan 2020, 06:18

### 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

# A committee of 5 people is to be selected from 8 people. How many diff

Author Message
TAGS:

### Hide Tags

Director
Status: I don't stop when I'm Tired,I stop when I'm done
Joined: 11 May 2014
Posts: 519
GPA: 2.81
A committee of 5 people is to be selected from 8 people. How many diff  [#permalink]

### Show Tags

11 Jun 2016, 10:27
1
00:00

Difficulty:

5% (low)

Question Stats:

92% (00:47) correct 8% (01:01) wrong based on 82 sessions

### HideShow timer Statistics

A committee of 5 people is to be selected from 8 people. How many different committees are possible?

A. 28
B. 40
C. 56
D.168
E. 336
Manager
Joined: 19 Dec 2015
Posts: 107
Location: United States
GMAT 1: 720 Q50 V38
GPA: 3.8
WE: Information Technology (Computer Software)
Re: A committee of 5 people is to be selected from 8 people. How many diff  [#permalink]

### Show Tags

11 Jun 2016, 10:31
Because the order does not matter in selecting 5 people for the committee, this is a combination question.

The number of ways to select 5 people from 8 = 8C5 = 8!/5!*3! = 56. Hence C.
Re: A committee of 5 people is to be selected from 8 people. How many diff   [#permalink] 11 Jun 2016, 10:31
Display posts from previous: Sort by