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Q. Paula and Anna decided to order a pizza with 6 slices all with different toppings and 2 pastries – 1 Chocolate and 1 Caramel. In how many different ways can Paula and Anna choose their food if they each eat three pizza slices and 1 pastry? A. 24 B. 36 C. 40 D. 80 E. 120 Thanks, Saquib Quant Expert eGMATRegister for our Free Session on Number Properties (held every 3rd week) to solve exciting 700+ Level Questions in a classroom environment under the realtime guidance of our Experts
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each girl chooses 3 slices from 6 and 1 of 2 cakes. This means: 3C6*2 Answer is C



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EgmatQuantExpert wrote: Q. Paula and Anna decided to order a pizza with 6 slices all with different toppings and 2 pastries – 1 Chocolate and 1 Caramel. In how many different ways can Paula and Anna choose their food if they each eat three pizza slices and 1 pastry? A. 24 B. 36 C. 40 D. 80 E. 120 Solution Given: • There are \(6\) slices of pizza.
o Paula and Anna will have \(3\) each. • There are \(2\) pastries.
o Paula and Anna will have \(1\) each. Approach: • The number of ways in which \(3\) pizza each can be selected for Paula and Anna \(= ^6C_3 * ^3C_3 = \frac{720}{36} = 20\) • The number of ways in which \(1\) pastry each can be selected for Paula and Anna \(= ^2C_1* ^1C_1 = 2\) • As they will have both the pizza AND the pastry, we need to multiply the above two values to get the total number of ways to choose the food \(= 20*2 = 40\). • Hence the correct answer is Option C.
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foled wrote: each girl chooses 3 slices from 6 and 1 of 2 cakes. This means: 3C6*2 Answer is C Hey Foled, Your answer is absolutely correct. But shouldn't you write \(^3C_6\) as \(^6C_3 = \frac{{6!}}{{3!.3!}}\)?? [\(^nC_R = \frac{n!}{{r!.(nr)!}}\)] Thanks, Saquib Quant Expert eGMATAiming to score Q50 or higher in GMAT Quant? Attend this webinar to learn a structured approach to solve 700+ Number Properties question in less than 2 minutes. Register
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EgmatQuantExpert wrote: Q. Paula and Anna decided to order a pizza with 6 slices all with different toppings and 2 pastries – 1 Chocolate and 1 Caramel. In how many different ways can Paula and Anna choose their food if they each eat three pizza slices and 1 pastry? A. 24 B. 36 C. 40 D. 80 E. 120 Thanks, Saquib Quant Expert eGMATRegister for our Free Session on Number Properties (held every 3rd week) to solve exciting 700+ Level Questions in a classroom environment under the realtime guidance of our Experts One thing that I don't understand about this question is that it asks, I think, what are the possible number of arrangments that can be made for both Anna and Paula? If Paula was choosing 3 of 6 distinct slices and 1 of 2 distinct pastries then there would certainly be 40 possible arrangments. Though what are the number of arrangments considering both Paula and Anna? Wouldn't that be more?



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EgmatQuantExpert wrote: EgmatQuantExpert wrote: Q. Paula and Anna decided to order a pizza with 6 slices all with different toppings and 2 pastries – 1 Chocolate and 1 Caramel. In how many different ways can Paula and Anna choose their food if they each eat three pizza slices and 1 pastry? A. 24 B. 36 C. 40 D. 80 E. 120 Solution Given: • There are \(6\) slices of pizza.
o Paula and Anna will have \(3\) each. • There are \(2\) pastries.
o Paula and Anna will have \(1\) each. Approach: • The number of ways in which \(3\) pizza each can be selected for Paula and Anna \(= ^6C_3 * ^3C_3 = \frac{720}{36} = 20\) • The number of ways in which \(1\) pastry each can be selected for Paula and Anna \(= ^2C_1* ^1C_1 = 2\) • As they will have both the pizza AND the pastry, we need to multiply the above two values to get the total number of ways to choose the food \(= 20*2 = 40\). • Hence the correct answer is Option C.
Thanks, Saquib Quant Expert eGMATAiming to score Q50 or higher in GMAT Quant? Attend this webinar to learn a structured approach to solve 700+ Number Properties question in less than 2 minutes. RegisterCan you please explain why you would do 6c3 * 6c3 (I understand there are two entities to consider, but the other would get whichever is remaining)? I believe it has the same result as 6c3.



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mrdlee23 wrote: Can you please explain why you would do 6c3 * 6c3 (I understand there are two entities to consider, but the other would get whichever is remaining)? I believe it has the same result as 6c3.
Yes mrdlee23, you are correct that the other will get whatever is remaining and 3C3 is equal to 1. I had written that so that it is clear to everyone that for the other person, there is only 1 way to choose the remaining. Therefore 6C3 * 3C3 = 6C3 only. Regards, Saquib
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Nunuboy1994 wrote:
One thing that I don't understand about this question is that it asks, I think, what are the possible number of arrangments that can be made for both Anna and Paula? If Paula was choosing 3 of 6 distinct slices and 1 of 2 distinct pastries then there would certainly be 40 possible arrangments. Though what are the number of arrangments considering both Paula and Anna? Wouldn't that be more?
Hey, The question asks us just the number of ways of selecting the slices and pastries and we do not need to consider the arrangement. Also, understand that once say Paula chooses whatever she wants, Anna has to take whatever is left. And we don't need to consider separately the arrangement of Paula and Anna here. The 6C3 *3C3, takes into consideration, all the ways in which Paula and Anna can choose the slices. Regards, Saquib Quant Expert eGMAT
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