Thinking Mathematically (6th Edition)

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Chapter 11 - Counting Methods and Probability Theory - 11.3 Combinations - Exercise Set 11.3: 72

Answer

Does not make sense.

Work Step by Step

"...ranking from ..." implies that the order of selected politicians matters. It makes a difference whether the politician was selected first or fifth. Permutations should be used, not combinations. The formula for ${}_{n}P_{r}$ should be used.
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