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Clarissa will create her summer reading list by randomly choosing 4 books from the 10 books approved for summer reading. She will list the books in the order in which they are chosen. How many different lists are possible?

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Clarissa will create her summer reading list by randomly choosing 4 books from the 10 books approved for summer reading. She will list the books in the order in which they are chosen. How many different lists are possible?

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Clarissa will create her summer reading list by randomly choosing 4 books from the 10 books approved for summer reading. She will list the books in the order in which they are chosen. How many different lists are possible?

A. 6 B. 40 C. 210 D. 5,040 E. 151,200

Take the task of creating the reading list and break it into stages.

Stage 1: Select a book to read 1st There are 10 books to choose from. So, we can complete stage 1 in 10 ways

Stage 2: Select a book to read 2nd There are 9 books remaining to choose from (since we already chose a book in stage 1). So, we can complete stage 2 in 9 ways

Stage 3: Select a book to read 3rd There are 8 books remaining to choose from. So, we can complete stage 3 in 8 ways

Stage 4: Select a book to read 4th There are 7 books remaining to choose from. So, we can complete stage 4 in 7 ways

By the Fundamental Counting Principle (FCP), we can complete all 4 stages (and thus create a reading list) in (10)(9)(8)(7) ways (= 5040 ways)

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AbdurRakib wrote:

Clarissa will create her summer reading list by randomly choosing 4 books from the 10 books approved for summer reading. She will list the books in the order in which they are chosen. How many different lists are possible?

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Clarissa will create her summer reading list by randomly choosing 4 books from the 10 books approved for summer reading. She will list the books in the order in which they are chosen. How many different lists are possible?

A. 6 B. 40 C. 210 D. 5,040 E. 151,200

Since the order of the books in her list matters, we use permutation. Thus, the number of ways 4 books can be chosen and ordered from 10 books is 10P4 = 10!/(10-4)! = 10 x 9 x 8 x 7 = 5,040.

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AbdurRakib wrote:

Clarissa will create her summer reading list by randomly choosing 4 books from the 10 books approved for summer reading. She will list the books in the order in which they are chosen. How many different lists are possible?

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26 Nov 2017, 03:54

ScottTargetTestPrep wrote:

AbdurRakib wrote:

Clarissa will create her summer reading list by randomly choosing 4 books from the 10 books approved for summer reading. She will list the books in the order in which they are chosen. How many different lists are possible?

A. 6 B. 40 C. 210 D. 5,040 E. 151,200

Since the order of the books in her list matters, we use permutation. Thus, the number of ways 4 books can be chosen and ordered from 10 books is 10P4 = 10!/(10-4)! = 10 x 9 x 8 x 7 = 5,040.

Answer: D

and if the order didn't matter the answer would be 210 ? like this ? -- > 10! / 4!(10-4)! =210

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dave13 wrote:

ScottTargetTestPrep wrote:

AbdurRakib wrote:

Clarissa will create her summer reading list by randomly choosing 4 books from the 10 books approved for summer reading. She will list the books in the order in which they are chosen. How many different lists are possible?

A. 6 B. 40 C. 210 D. 5,040 E. 151,200

Since the order of the books in her list matters, we use permutation. Thus, the number of ways 4 books can be chosen and ordered from 10 books is 10P4 = 10!/(10-4)! = 10 x 9 x 8 x 7 = 5,040.

Answer: D

and if the order didn't matter the answer would be 210 ? like this ? -- > 10! / 4!(10-4)! =210

"She will list the books in the order in which they are chosen""--Order matters here ...So 10P4

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generis wrote:

AbdurRakib wrote:

Clarissa will create her summer reading list by randomly choosing 4 books from the 10 books approved for summer reading. She will list the books in the order in which they are chosen. How many different lists are possible?

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Solution

Given:

• Clarissa will choose 4 books from the 10 books. • She will list the books in the order in which they are chosen.

To find:

• The number of different possible lists.

Approach and Working:

• She is first selecting 4 books and then listing them. • This is same as selectin and then arrangement. o Hence, this a permutation question. • Thus, total ways= \(^{10}P_4\)= 5040.

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She chooses 4 out of 10 books = 10C4 Now, _ _ _ _ the 4 books chosen can be arranged in 4! ways therefore, number of different lists = 10C4 * 4! = 5040

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