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If a+b+c =21 what is the total number of positive integral solutions?

A) 109 B) 190
C) 901 D) 910

Answer:   B) 190



Explanation:

Number of positive integral solutions =  \inline _^{n-1}\textrm{C}_{r-1}

                                                    = \inline ^{21-1}\textrm{C}_{3-1}=^{20}\textrm{C}_{2}

                                                    = 190

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36 identical books must be arranged in rows with the same number of books in each row. Each row must contain at least three books and there must be at least three rows. A row is parallel to the front of the room. How many different arrangements are possible ?

A) 5 B) 6
C) 7 D) 8
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: A) 5

Explanation:

The following arrangements satisfy all 3 conditions.

Arrangement 1: 3 books in a row; 12 rows.

Arrangement 2: 4 books in a row; 9 rows.
Arrangement 3: 6 books in a row; 6 rows.
Arrangement 4: 9 books in a row; 4 rows.
Arrangement 5: 12 books in a row; 3 rows.

 

Therefore, the possible arrangements are 5.

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Q:

There are 11 True or False questions. How many ways can these be answered ?

A) 11!/2 B) 1024
C) 11! D) 2048
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: D) 2048

Explanation:

Given 11 questions of type True or False

Then, Each of these questions can be answered in 2 ways (True or false)

Therefore, no. of ways of answering 11 questions =  = 2048 ways.

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A class has 8 football players. A 5-member team and a captain will be selected out of these 8 players. How many different selections can be made ? 

A) 210 B) 168
C) 1260 D) 10!/6!
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: B) 168

Explanation:

we can select the 5 member team out of the 8 in 8C5 ways = 56 ways.
The captain can be selected from amongst the remaining 3 players in 3 ways.
Therefore, total ways the selection of 5 players and a captain can be made = 56x3 = 168 ways.

(or)

Alternatively, A team of 6 members has to be selected from the 8 players. This can be done in 8C6 or 28 ways.
Now, the captain can be selected from these 6 players in 6 ways.
Therefore, total ways the selection can be made is 28x6 = 168 ways.

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How many four digit even numbers can be formed using the digits {2, 7, 5, 3, 9, 1} ?

A) 59 B) 60
C) 61 D) 64
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: B) 60

Explanation:

The given digits are 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 9 

A number is even when its units digit is even. Of the given digits, two is the only even digit.
Units place is filled with only '2' and the remaining three places can be filled in ⁵P₃ ways.
Number of even numbers = ⁵P₃ = 60.
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A box contains 3 blue marbles, 4 red, 6 green marbles and 2 yellow marbles. If two marbles are picked at random, what is the probability that they are either blue or yellow ?

A) 3/17 B) 4/21
C) 2/21 D) 5/17
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: C) 2/21

Explanation:

Given that there are three blue marbles, four red marbles, six green marbles and two yellow marbles.
Probability that both marbles are blue = ³C₂/¹⁵C₂ = (3 x 2)/(15 x 14) = 1/35
Probability that both are yellow = ²C₂/¹⁵C₂ = (2 x 1)/(15 x 14) = 1/105
Probability that one blue and other is yellow = (³C₁ x ²C₁)/¹⁵C₂ = (2 x 3 x 2)/(15 x 14) = 2/35

Required probability = 1/35 + 1/105 + 2/35
= 3/35 + 1/105 = 1/35(3 + 1/3)
= 10/(3 x 35) = 2/21

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