shaarang wrote:

I don't know if my reasoning is correct here, I'd appreciate the critique.

I solved this problem just like the chocolate distribution problem you see here:

https://gmatclub.com/forum/in-how-many-ways-5-different-chocolates-be-distributed-to-4-children-231187.html1 room could go to: 1 emp, 2 emp, 3 emp or 4 emp -- 4 ways

2 rooms, so 4*4= 16

Hi, shaarang.

In AvidDreamer09´s solution (he certainly meant "INdependent", but I prefer the Fundamental Principle of Counting to justify those multiplications)

and also in Karishma´s solution there is an implicit restriction that any given employee must be assign to exactly one of the two offices.

In your suggestion, it would be

> possible that some employees were assigned to both offices

> possible that some employees were not assigned to any of the 2 offices

> impossible to have an "empty" office (without employees assign to it)

I hope this is "the critique" you asked.

Regards,

Fabio.

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