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

 It is currently 29 May 2020, 06:32

### 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 jousting tournament requires that a team consist of two knights and

 new topic post reply Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics
Author Message
TAGS:

### Hide Tags

Math Expert
Joined: 02 Sep 2009
Posts: 64240
A jousting tournament requires that a team consist of two knights and  [#permalink]

### Show Tags

17 Aug 2017, 00:12
00:00

Difficulty:

5% (low)

Question Stats:

89% (01:04) correct 11% (01:15) wrong based on 96 sessions

### HideShow timer Statistics

A jousting tournament requires that a team consist of two knights and two squires. The Merry Band is forming a team from five knights and three squires. How many different lineups can The Merry Band field?

(A) 10
(B) 13
(C) 15
(D) 30
(E) 120

_________________
Director
Joined: 21 May 2013
Posts: 610
Re: A jousting tournament requires that a team consist of two knights and  [#permalink]

### Show Tags

17 Aug 2017, 00:58
1
Bunuel wrote:
A jousting tournament requires that a team consist of two knights and two squires. The Merry Band is forming a team from five knights and three squires. How many different lineups can The Merry Band field?

(A) 10
(B) 13
(C) 15
(D) 30
(E) 120

No of lineups=5C2*3C2=30
Manager
Joined: 22 May 2015
Posts: 118
Re: A jousting tournament requires that a team consist of two knights and  [#permalink]

### Show Tags

17 Aug 2017, 08:15
1
Choose 2 knights out of 5 * Choose 2 squires out of 3

5c2 * 3c2 = 30
_________________
Consistency is the Key
Intern
Joined: 25 Jan 2013
Posts: 19
Concentration: Marketing, Strategy
GPA: 3.64
Re: A jousting tournament requires that a team consist of two knights and  [#permalink]

### Show Tags

22 Aug 2017, 23:15
1
Bunuel wrote:
A jousting tournament requires that a team consisting of two knights and two squires. The Merry Band is forming a team from five knights and three squires. How many different lineups can The Merry Band field?

(A) 10
(B) 13
(C) 15
(D) 30
(E) 120

From 5 knights the first knight can be selected in 5 ways, next in 4 ways so, (5*4)/2=10

since we are selecting 2 item from 5 identical item we have to divide it by 2 identical

in the same manner, we have to select the squirs, so the number of squir= (3*2)/2=3

number of lineup= 10*3=30
Target Test Prep Representative
Status: Founder & CEO
Affiliations: Target Test Prep
Joined: 14 Oct 2015
Posts: 10590
Location: United States (CA)
Re: A jousting tournament requires that a team consist of two knights and  [#permalink]

### Show Tags

29 Mar 2020, 03:55
Bunuel wrote:
A jousting tournament requires that a team consist of two knights and two squires. The Merry Band is forming a team from five knights and three squires. How many different lineups can The Merry Band field?

(A) 10
(B) 13
(C) 15
(D) 30
(E) 120

5C2 x 3C2 = [(5 x 4) / 2] x 3 = 10 x 3 = 30

_________________

# Scott Woodbury-Stewart

Founder and CEO

Scott@TargetTestPrep.com
202 Reviews

5-star rated online GMAT quant
self study course

See why Target Test Prep is the top rated GMAT quant course on GMAT Club. Read Our Reviews

If you find one of my posts helpful, please take a moment to click on the "Kudos" button.

e-GMAT Representative
Joined: 04 Jan 2015
Posts: 3367
Re: A jousting tournament requires that a team consist of two knights and  [#permalink]

### Show Tags

29 Mar 2020, 05:55

Solution

Given
In this question, we are given that
• A jousting tournament requires that a team consist of two knights and two squires.
• The Merry Band is forming a team from five knights and three squires.

To find
We need to determine
• The number of different lineups that Merry Band can field

Approach and Working out
In the formation of the lineup,
• 2 knights need to be chosen from 5 knights in $$^5C_2$$ or 10 ways
• 2 squires need to be chosen from 3 squires in $$^3C_2$$ or 3 ways

Hence, the number of ways the formation can be done = 10 x 3 = 30

Thus, option D is the correct answer.

Correct Answer: Option D
_________________
Re: A jousting tournament requires that a team consist of two knights and   [#permalink] 29 Mar 2020, 05:55

# A jousting tournament requires that a team consist of two knights and

 new topic post reply Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics

 Powered by phpBB © phpBB Group | Emoji artwork provided by EmojiOne