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If a 3-member subcommittee is to be formed from a certain 6-member committee, how many different such subcommittee are possible?

A. 6
B. 18
C. 20
D. 108
E. 216
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if a 3-member subcommittee is to be formed from a certain 6-member committee, how many different such subcommittee are possible?

A) 6
B) 18
C) 20
D) 108
E) 216

Choosing 3 out of 6: $$C^3_6=\frac{6!}{(6-3)!3!}=20$$.

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If a 3-member subcommittee is to be formed from a certain 6-member committee, how many different such subcommittee are possible?

A. 6
B. 18
C. 20
D. 108
E. 216

Another way:
1st member can be selected in 6 ways
2nd can be selected in 5 ways
3rd can be selected in 4 ways
So total ways : 120
But to avoid the similar scenarios 120/3!=20
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goodyear2013 wrote:
If a 3-member subcommittee is to be formed from a certain 6-member committee, how many different such subcommittee are possible?

A. 6
B. 18
C. 20
D. 108
E. 216

$$6C_3 = 20$$

Thus, the answer must be (C) 20
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