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Geoff is setting up an aquarium and must choose 4 of 6 different fish

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Geoff is setting up an aquarium and must choose 4 of 6 different fish and 2 of 3 different plants. How many different combinations of fish and plants can Geoff choose?

A. 8
B. 12
C. 18
D. 45
E. 90

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Geoff is setting up an aquarium and must choose 4 of 6 different fish  [#permalink]

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Number of ways of selecting 4 fish from 6 fish are \(6c_4\) = \(\frac{6!}{4!2!}\) = 15

Number of ways of selecting 2 plants from 3 plants are \(3c_2\) = \(\frac{3!}{2!}\) = 3

Number of different combinations of fish and plants Geoff can choose = 15 * 3 = 45

Hence option D
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Re: Geoff is setting up an aquarium and must choose 4 of 6 different fish  [#permalink]

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Geoff is setting up an aquarium and must choose 4 of 6 different fish and 2 of 3 different plants. How many different combinations of fish and plants can Geoff choose?

A. 8
B. 12
C. 18
D. 45
E. 90


No of combinations of fish and plant = no of ways of choosing 4 dishes out of 6* no of ways of choosing 2 plants out of 3=6C4*3C2=5*3=15

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Re: Geoff is setting up an aquarium and must choose 4 of 6 different fish  [#permalink]

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Given:
    • Geoff is setting up an aquarium and must choose 4 of 6 different fish and 2 of 3 different plants

To find:
    • In how many different combinations Geoff can choose fish and plants

Approach and Working:
Geoff needs to choose 4 out of 6 different fish
    • Number of ways he can choose fish = \(^6C_4\) = 15

Geoff needs to choose 2 out of 3 different plants
    • Number of ways he can choose plant = \(^3C_2\) = 3

Therefore, total number of ways Geoff can make the choices = 15 * 3 = 45

Hence, the correct answer is option D.

Answer: D
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Re: Geoff is setting up an aquarium and must choose 4 of 6 different fish  [#permalink]

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+1 for D.

Number of ways to choose fish = 6C4
Number of ways to choose plant = 3C2

Total number of ways to make the choices = 6C4*3C2 = 15 * 3 = 45

Hence, D.
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Re: Geoff is setting up an aquarium and must choose 4 of 6 different fish  [#permalink]

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Bunuel wrote:
Geoff is setting up an aquarium and must choose 4 of 6 different fish and 2 of 3 different plants. How many different combinations of fish and plants can Geoff choose?

A. 8
B. 12
C. 18
D. 45
E. 90


this is an AND question
4 fish selected out of 6, (sequence of selection doesn't matter ), total combinations =\(\frac{6!}{4!*2!}\)

2 plants selected out of 3, (sequence of selection doesn't matter ), total combinations =\(\frac{3!}{1!*2!}\)

=\(\frac{6!}{4!*2!}\) * \(\frac{3!}{1!*2!}\) = 45
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