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# Eight dogs are in a pen when the owner comes to walk some of them. The

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Eight dogs are in a pen when the owner comes to walk some of them. The owner lets six dogs out of the pen one at a time. How many different variations in the group of dogs he takes walking are possible?

A. 28
B. 56
C. 560
D. 1,680
E. 6,720

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I think the OA should be E 8*7*6*5*4*3 ? Where am I missing something ?
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Eight dogs are in a pen when the owner comes to walk some of them. The owner lets six dogs out of the pen one at a time. How many different variations in the group of dogs he takes walking are possible?

A. 28
B. 56
C. 560
D. 1,680
E. 6,720

I think the OA should be E 8*7*6*5*4*3 ? Where am I missing something ?

Notice that we are asked about the number of groups, so we are not interested in the different arrangements within each group. Thus, the answer is simply $$C^6_8=\frac{8!}{(8-6)!*6!}=28$$.

Moreover, even if it were how many arrangements of 6 dogs are possible (for example the way we have HERE), the answer then would be $$C^6_8*6!=\frac{8!}{2!6!}*6!=28*6!$$ or simply $$P^6_8=\frac{8!}{(8-6)!}$$.

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Eight dogs are in a pen when the owner comes to walk some of them. The owner lets six dogs out of the pen one at a time. How many different variations in the group of dogs he takes walking are possible?

A. 28
B. 56
C. 560
D. 1,680
E. 6,720

Since we are talking about different variations in the group of dogs ..
So such combination can be formed in $$8C6$$ = 8*7/2 = 28 ways..

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Eight dogs are in a pen when the owner comes to walk some of them. The owner lets six dogs out of the pen one at a time. How many different variations in the group of dogs he takes walking are possible?

A. 28
B. 56
C. 560
D. 1,680
E. 6,720

$$8C_6 = 28$$

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Bunuel wrote:
Eight dogs are in a pen when the owner comes to walk some of them. The owner lets six dogs out of the pen one at a time. How many different variations in the group of dogs he takes walking are possible?

A. 28
B. 56
C. 560
D. 1,680
E. 6,720

We need to determine how many ways the owner can select 6 dogs from 8. The order within the group of the 6 dogs he selects doesn’t matter, so the number of ways he can select 6 dogs from 8 is 8C6:

8C6 = 8!/[(8-6)! x 6!] = (8 x 7)/2! = 4 x 7 = 28

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