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### HideShow timer Statistics From the set of numbers x, y, t, z and w, how many different combinations can we have without the t in them? Ex:. (x,y), (x), (w,z,y,x), etc and (x,y)=(y,x)

A. 10
B. 14
C. 15
D. 16
E. 30
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Gusano97 wrote:
Could anybody help me with these problem?

From the set of numbers x, y, t, z and w, how many different combinations can we have without the t in them? Ex:. (x,y), (x), (w,z,y,x), etc and (x,y)=(y,x)

A)10
B)14
C)15
D)16
E)30

There are 4 letter without t: x, y, z, and w, so:
$$C^1_4+C^2_4+C^3_4+C^4_4=4+6+4+1=15$$

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Another way: Any letter (x, y, z, w) can be included or not. So, we have 2^4 combinations - 1 empty combination = 15 combinations
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Question is to find no of combinations of x,y,z,w

Choosing only 1 letter - 4C1 ways = 4
Choosing only 2 letter - 4C2 ways = 6
Choosing only 3 letter - 4C3 ways = 4
Choosing only 4 letter - 4C4 ways = 1

Total possible combinations = 4+6+4+1 = 15
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Gusano97 wrote:
From the set of numbers x, y, t, z and w, how many different combinations can we have without the t in them? Ex:. (x,y), (x), (w,z,y,x), etc and (x,y)=(y,x)

A. 10
B. 14
C. 15
D. 16
E. 30

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Set of numbers formed by using x, y,z and w
Case 1 : Using 1 number only
C(4,1) =4
Case 2 : Using 2 number only
C(4,2) =6
Case 3 : Using 3 number only
C(4,3) =4
Case 4 : Using 4 number only
C(4,4) =1
Total cases :4+6+4+1=15 Re: From the set of numbers x, y, t, z and w, how many different   [#permalink] 18 Aug 2018, 10:56
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