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A caterer offers a choice of five desserts from a list of eight for the dessert bar at the prom. How many different groups of desserts could be served?

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8choose5 = 56, not 120

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can you tell me how you got that please

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Your are choosing 5 from 8 items

This is defined as C(8,5) , called "8choose5" and
calculated at 8!/(5!3!)

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