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## #1 2008-11-21 22:34:25

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### Pre-University Mathematics

1. If

find n.

2. If

find n.

3. From 6 boys and 4 girls, 5 are to be selected for admission to a particular course. In how many ways can this this be done if there must be exactly 2 girls?

4. Find the number of diagonals in a polygon of a side. How many triangles can be made?

5. Find the number of arrangements in which 6 boys and 4 girls can be arranged in a line so that all the girls sit together and all the boys sit together.

6. A family of 4 brothers and 3 sisters are to be arranged for a photograph in one row. In how many ways can they be seated if all the sisters sit together.

7. If 6 times the number of permutations of n things taken 3 together is equal to 7 times the number of permutations of (n-1) things choses 3 at a time, find n.

8. In an election, a voter may vote for any number of candidates not greater than the number to be chosen. There are 7 candidates and 4 members are chosen. In how many ways can a person vote?

9. Using Binomial theorem, find the value of
.

10. Find the coefficient of
in the expansion of

.

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## #2 2009-05-22 09:32:35

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### Re: Pre-University Mathematics

Hi ganesh;

These are pretty old so I won't hide them.

#1

n=8

#2 ignoring the trivial 0 and 1:
n=5

#9
By the binomial theorem:

If we say x=100 and y= -1 and we plug these into the RHS of the above identity. We get;

#10

Last edited by bobbym (2009-05-24 11:46:04)

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## #3 2009-08-17 06:20:09

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### Re: Pre-University Mathematics

Hi ganesh

problem no.  7 :

6(nC3)=7((n-1)C3)

6*n(n-1)(n-2)/(3*2*1) =  7 (n-1)(n-2)(n-3)/(3*2*1) so by cancellation ((Hint :  n ≥3))

6n  =  7(n-3)  or   6n = 7n - 21  so n=21

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## #4 2009-08-17 06:24:24

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### Re: Pre-University Mathematics

Hi ganesh

problem no.  3 :

The no. of ways = (6C3)(4C2)= 6(5)(4)/3(2)(1) *  4(3)/2(1)

=20*6=120

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## #5 2009-08-17 06:27:44

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### Re: Pre-University Mathematics

Hi ganesh

problem no.  4:

The no. of diagonals= a(a-3)/2

The no. of triangles= aC3=a(a-1)(a-2)/3*2*1

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## #6 2009-08-17 06:33:08

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### Re: Pre-University Mathematics

Hi ganesh

problem no.  5:

The number of arrangements= 2 * 6! * 4!

2*6(5)(4)(3)(2)(1)*4(3)(2)(1)

Notice that the 2 in the expression denotes the number of cases for the side can be chosen

(  left or right of the line)

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## #7 2009-08-17 06:39:06

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### Re: Pre-University Mathematics

Hi ganesh

problem no.  6:

First we choose the three neighbouring positions for the girls by 5 ways so

they can be seated by   5 * 4! * 3! =5(4)(3)(2)(1)*(3)(2)(1)=720 ways

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## #8 2009-08-17 07:15:25

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### Re: Pre-University Mathematics

Hi ganesh;

Last edited by bobbym (2009-08-17 07:20:33)

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it.
All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof.