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# There are four contestants in the competition for 6

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18 Sep 2003, 15:56
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There are four contestants in the competition for 6 different prizes. A contestant can win only one prize. How many different outcomes are possible at the competition for the four contestants?

A) 15

B) 30

C) 60

D) 180

E) 360
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21 Sep 2003, 09:55
Is it A?

6*5*4*3/4! = 15
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21 Sep 2003, 16:29
I think it's a permutation. I'd choose E.
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03 Nov 2003, 12:06
I think the correct answer is D.

Just try to imagine putting 4 ppl into 6 seats. where the four ppl can choose any of the 6 seats.

So its 6P4...OR 180.

my 2 cents....
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03 Nov 2003, 13:07
sudzpwc wrote:
I think the correct answer is D.

Just try to imagine putting 4 ppl into 6 seats. where the four ppl can choose any of the 6 seats.

So its 6P4...OR 180.

my 2 cents....

6P4 is = 360 (NOT 180) So the answer would be E.
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03 Nov 2003, 14:34
am,
thanks though.
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14 Jan 2004, 20:48
I did it this way.
Assume we have to seat 4 people in 6 chairs.
so Chose 4 seats first = 6C4 = 15
then 4 people can seat in 4! ways
so total ways = 6C4 * 4! = 15*24 = 360
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