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Re: How many possible ways can 3 girls (Rebecca, Kate, Ashley) go on a dat
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First girl can on a date with 3 boys Second girl can on a date with 2 boys Third girl can go on a date with 1 boy Number of possible ways = 3*2*1 =6 Answer D
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Bunuel wrote:

How many possible ways can 3 girls (Rebecca, Kate, Ashley) go on a date with 3 boys (Peter, Kyle, Sam)?

(A) 3 (B) 4 (C) 5 (D) 6 (E) 8

Bunuel , in the phrasing of the question, what should tell me that I should not use 3*3?

I interpreted the question to be asking: how many ways can each girl go on a date with each boy, i.e., how many ways can we make pairs of girl-with-boy?

Let girls = A, B, and C. Let boys = 1, 2, and 3. We can have

A <-> 1 | A <-> 2 | A <-> 3 B <-> 2 | B <-> 3 | B <-> 1 C <-> 3 | C <-> 1 | C <-> 2

That's 9. Not an answer choice. I chose 6 because it's a multiple of 2 and 3. I got lucky.

So I'm confused: what's mistaken about my assumptions and/or my method? What should have signaled me that the question meant "If one girl gets to pick first on one night . . ."?
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genxer123 wrote:

Bunuel wrote:

How many possible ways can 3 girls (Rebecca, Kate, Ashley) go on a date with 3 boys (Peter, Kyle, Sam)?

(A) 3 (B) 4 (C) 5 (D) 6 (E) 8

Bunuel , in the phrasing of the question, what should tell me that I should not use 3*3?

I interpreted the question to be asking: how many ways can each girl go on a date with each boy, i.e., how many ways can we make pairs of girl-with-boy?

Let girls = A, B, and C. Let boys = 1, 2, and 3. We can have

A <-> 1 | A <-> 2 | A <-> 3 B <-> 2 | B <-> 3 | B <-> 1 C <-> 3 | C <-> 1 | C <-> 2

That's 9. Not an answer choice. I chose 6 because it's a multiple of 2 and 3. I got lucky.

So I'm confused: what's mistaken about my assumptions and/or my method? What should have signaled me that the question meant "If one girl gets to pick first on one night . . ."?

Someone, please answer this. even I had to read the question two times just to cross-check. Although this question favors 6 and I completely get it why, but I think a slight word play in question can actually create 9 the right answer. Would love to see how both the questions look like side by side.

Any experts hear this?
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