Posted by michael on .
A textbook search committee is considering 11 books for possible adoption. The committee has decided to select 3 of the 11 for future consideration. In how many ways can it do so?

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MathMate,
Choosing 3 out of 11 is given by:
11C3
=11!/[(113)!3!]
=11*10*9/(1*2*3)
=165