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Eight dogs are in a pen when a sled owner comes to choose two dogs to form a sled team. If the dogs are to be placed in a straight line and different orderings of the same dogs are considered the same team, how many different sled teams can the owner form?

A. 72
B. 56
C. 42
D. 30
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Eight dogs are in a pen when a sled owner comes to choose two dogs to form a sled team. If the dogs are to be placed in a straight line and different orderings of the same dogs are considered the same team, how many different sled teams can the owner form?

A. 72
B. 56
C. 42
D. 30
E. 28


Since there are eight dogs in a pen and we need to choose 2 of these dogs to form a sled team,

there are \(C^2_8 = \frac{8!}{6!*2!} = \frac{8*7}{2} = 28\) ways to choose the teams(Option E)
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Hi Bunuel,

Is there a way to tell when a problem is going to be a C vs. a P? For instance, it seems in this problem that the words "different ordering" lead to the conclusion of C; however, sometimes I have trouble confidently determining this.

Your insight would be great. Thanks!

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Eight dogs are in a pen when a sled owner comes to choose two dogs to form a sled team. If the dogs are to be placed in a straight line and different orderings of the same dogs are considered the same team, how many different sled teams can the owner form?

A. 72
B. 56
C. 42
D. 30
E. 28
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