Posted by clay on Saturday, February 12, 2011 at 6:37am.
How many ways can a person select four books, two CDs, and one DVD from ten books, twenty CDs, and five DVDs?

math  Reiny, Saturday, February 12, 2011 at 9:05am
To handle this type of question, my must be familiar with the C(n,r) notation.
The person can select the books in C(10,4) or 210 ways
the CD's in C(20,2) or 190 ways
and the DVD's in C(5,1) or 5 ways.
So the number of ways to make the selection is
210*190*5 ways or 199500 ways.