Algebra 1

Published by Prentice Hall
ISBN 10: 0133500403
ISBN 13: 978-0-13350-040-0

Chapter 12 - Data Analysis and Probability - 12-6 Permutations and Combinations - Practice and Problem-Solving Exercises - Page 754: 30



Work Step by Step

Use the formula of combination: $_{n}$C$_{r}$=$\frac{n!}{r!(n-r)!}$. Plug in 7 for N and 2 for R: $_{n}$C$_{r}$=$\frac{n!}{r!(n-r)!}$ $_{7}$C$_{2}$=$\frac{7!}{2!(7-2)!}$ -simplify like terms- $_{7}$C$_{2}$=$\frac{7!}{2! (5!)}$ -write using factorial- $_{7}$C$_{2}$=$\frac{7*6*5*4*3*2*1}{(2*1)(5*4*3*2*1)}$ -simplify- $_{7}$C$_{2}$=21
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