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How many different subcommittees can be formed among the six members of the housing committee?

(1) All subcommittees must have at least two members.
(2) Any combination of members is acceptable except those with 1 member.

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Statements 1 and 2 give the same information, hence the possible answers are D or E.

Let's use complement strategy: P(A)= 1 - P(NOT A).

Wrong possibilities--> subcommitties with only 1 member--> 6 members--> 6 possible subcommitties.

Total possible subcommitties: 6! = 720.

P(A) = 720 - 6 = 714.

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Total number of ways of forming :

3 committees of 2 members each = 6C2 x 4C2 = 90
2 committees of 3 members each = 6C3 = 20
2 committees of 4 and 2 members = 6C4 = 15

Total number of ways = 125
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