It is currently 24 Sep 2017, 00:00

### GMAT Club Daily Prep

#### Thank you for using the timer - this advanced tool can estimate your performance and suggest more practice questions. We have subscribed you to Daily Prep Questions via email.

Customized
for You

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Track

every week, we’ll send you an estimated GMAT score based on your performance

Practice
Pays

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

# Events & Promotions

###### Events & Promotions in June
Open Detailed Calendar

# In how many ways can 8 boys be divided into two sets

Author Message
Intern
Joined: 18 Aug 2005
Posts: 17

Kudos [?]: [0], given: 0

In how many ways can 8 boys be divided into two sets [#permalink]

### Show Tags

25 Nov 2005, 17:25
This topic is locked. If you want to discuss this question please re-post it in the respective forum.

In how many ways can 8 boys be divided into two sets containing 5 and 3 respectively?

Kudos [?]: [0], given: 0

VP
Joined: 22 Aug 2005
Posts: 1112

Kudos [?]: 120 [0], given: 0

Location: CA

### Show Tags

25 Nov 2005, 20:51
If we make a set of 5 out of 8, the remaining 3 will automatically make a set of 3.

or the vice versa.

number of ways to make a set of 5 out of 8 boys = 8C5 = 56
(same as 8C3)
_________________

Whether you think you can or think you can't. You're right! - Henry Ford (1863 - 1947)

Kudos [?]: 120 [0], given: 0

SVP
Joined: 28 May 2005
Posts: 1704

Kudos [?]: 457 [0], given: 0

Location: Dhaka

### Show Tags

26 Nov 2005, 01:07
duttsit wrote:
If we make a set of 5 out of 8, the remaining 3 will automatically make a set of 3.

or the vice versa.

number of ways to make a set of 5 out of 8 boys = 8C5 = 56
(same as 8C3)

_________________

hey ya......

Kudos [?]: 457 [0], given: 0

26 Nov 2005, 01:07
Display posts from previous: Sort by