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**4DLiVing****Member**- Registered: 2011-01-08
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Hey everyone,

I was doing this problem and now I am second guessing myself. Could you let me know if I'm right? I just want to make sure. Thank you in advance.

There are 8 women and 9 men trying out for a cheerleading squad.

The squad will consist of 6 people, only 2 men.

How many squads are possible?

First...

you find the possible combinations of 2 men from the 9 trying out:

Second...

you find the possible combinations of 4 women from the 8 trying out:

Third...

you multiply those possibilities together (by fundamental counting principle):

possible squads.Am I missing anything?

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**bobbym****bumpkin**- From: Bumpkinland
- Registered: 2009-04-12
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Hi;

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.****If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.**** Always satisfy the Prime Directive of getting the right answer above all else.**

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**4DLiVing****Member**- Registered: 2011-01-08
- Posts: 22

thanks sir!

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**bobbym****bumpkin**- From: Bumpkinland
- Registered: 2009-04-12
- Posts: 109,606

Hi 4DLiVing;

Glad to help and please do not call me sir, makes me feel old, bloated and unattractive.

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.****If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.**** Always satisfy the Prime Directive of getting the right answer above all else.**

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