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Fool-proof method to Differentiate between Permutation & Combination Questions - Exercise Question #1


In how many ways a cricket team consisting of 5 batsmen, 4 bowlers, and 1 wicketkeeper and 1 all-rounder can be selected from the pool of 7 batsmen, 6 bowlers, 3 wicketkeepers and 3 allrounders.

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A. 567
B. 1420
C. 2256
D. 2835
E. 5670


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Originally posted by EgmatQuantExpert on 11 Apr 2018, 23:06.
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Given:

    • We need to select a cricket team i.e. 11 players
      o We need to select 5 batsmen from 7 batsmen and,
      o We need to select 4 bowlers from 6 bowlers and,
      o We need to select 1 wicket keeper from 3 wicket keepers and,
      o We need to select 1 all-rounder from 3 all-rounders.


To find:
• The number of ways we can from a cricket team out of 7 batsmen, 6 bowlers, 3 allrounders and 3 wicketkeepers available.

Approach and Working:

Since we need to select 5 batsmen, 4 bowlers, and 1 wicket keeper and 1 all-rounder in the cricket team,
    • Hence, number of ways to form the cricket team= ways to select 5 batsmen from 7 batsmen* ways to select 4 bowlers from 6 bowlers * ways to select 1 wicket keeper from 3 wicket keepers * ways to select 1 all-rounder from 3 all-rounders

    • Thus, total ways= \(^7c_5\)*\(^6c_4\)*\(^3c_1\)*\(^3c_1\)

    • =21*15*3*3= 2835

Hence, in 2835 ways we can select a cricket team.

Hence, option D is the correct answer.

Answer: D
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Learn structured approach to identify permutation and combination question - Exercise Question #1


In how many ways a cricket team consisting of 5 batsmen, 4 bowlers, and 1 wicketkeeper and 1 all-rounder can be selected from the pool of 7 batsmen, 6 bowlers, 3 wicketkeepers and 3 allrounders.

Options
A. 567
B. 1420
C. 2256
D. 2835
E. 5670


7C5 * 6C4 * 3C1 * 3C1 = 7!/(2!5!) * 6!/(2!4!) * 3!/(2!1!) * 3!/(2!1!) = 21*15*3*3 = 2835 --> D

imo, answer is option D.
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Re: In how many ways a cricket team consisting of 5 batsmen, 4 bowlers, an [#permalink]

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Learn structured approach to identify permutation and combination question - Exercise Question #1


In how many ways a cricket team consisting of 5 batsmen, 4 bowlers, and 1 wicketkeeper and 1 all-rounder can be selected from the pool of 7 batsmen, 6 bowlers, 3 wicketkeepers and 3 allrounders.

Options
A. 567
B. 1420
C. 2256
D. 2835
E. 5670


Learn to use the Keyword Approach in Solving PnC question from the following article:


Article-1: Learn when to “Add” and “Multiply” in Permutation & Combination questions

Article-2: Learn structured approach to identify Permutation & Combination questions


A simple PS question where one has to choose 5 batsman from 7 batsman, 4 bowlers out of 6 bowlers, 1 wicket keeper out of 3 wicket keepers and 1 all rounder from 3 allrounders. So according to combinations principles, the number of ways we can choose r items from n items is found out as nCr which equals to n!/((n-r)!*r!). So here the solution is , 7C5*6C4*3C1*3C1 = 2835 (D)
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