EgmatQuantExpert wrote:

Learn structured approach to identify permutation and combination question - Exercise Question #3

There are 7 participants in a race of 400m. In how many ways can 3 different prizes be distributed to the top 3 winners?

Options:

A. 35

B. 140

C. 210

D. 280

E. 300

Since there are 7 participants, the 3 different prizes can be distributed as follows:

There are 7 ways of distributing the first prize. Similarly, there are 6 ways

and 5 ways of distributing the second and third prizes respectively.

Therefore, there are 7*6*5 =

210 ways(Option C) in which the different prizes can be distributed.

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