Posted by Janet on .
I do not understand how to work this problem out. I have a series of other questions that are similar, and it would really help me out if someone could help me understand how to work this problem.
At the first tricity meeting, there are 8 people from town A, 7 people from town B, and 5 people from town C. If a council consisting of 5 people is randomly selected, find the probability that 3 are from town A and 2 are from town B.

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Reiny,
I answered this same question for you in
http://www.jiskha.com/display.cgi?id=1260061099
I was using standard notation and methods for this type of problem.
What part of it don't you understand ?