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There are 15 questions in a test paper in which the questions need to be correctly matched with 15 answer choices. A student is awarded 6 marks for a correct answer. What is the maximum number of students who give different sets of correct answers and get 66 marks in the test

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b. 12285
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The number of ways to choose 11 questions to be answered correctly from the 15 = 15C11 = 1365
The number of ways of answering the 4 remaining questions wrongly = 4![1/2! - 1/3! + 1/4!] = 9 (derangement formula)

Therefore the maximum number of students = 1365 * 9 = 12285

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The number of ways to choose 11 questions to be answered correctly from the 15 = 15C11 = 1365
The number of ways of answering the 4 remaining questions wrongly = 4![1/2! - 1/3! + 1/4!] = 9 (derangement formula)

Therefore the maximum number of students = 1365 * 9 = 12285

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Hi Gyanone can you please explain this part?? " 4![1/2! - 1/3! + 1/4!]"

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