posted by Sean on .
A raffle is being conducted with 50 tickets to be sold - one per customer.
There are three prizes to be awarded.
If the four organizers of the raffle each buy one ticket, what is the probability that the four organizers win:
a) all of the prizes?
b) exactly two of the prizes
c) exactly one of the prizes
d) none of the prizes
This is at the end of a chapter on counting combinations/permutations
Perhaps something here will help you?
I know the fundamental formulas and their derivations really well. This problem demands a more complicated application that I'm struggling with...
all of the prizes:
Two of the prizes:
See the pattern?