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5. Congressional Committee Memberships The
composition of the 108th Congress is 51 Republicans,
48 Democrats, and 1 Independent. A committee on aid
to higher education is to be formed with 3 Senators to
be chosen at random to head the committee. Find the
probability that the group of 3 consists of
a. All Republicans
b. All Democrats
c. One Democrat, one Republican, and one
Independent

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The probability of all events occurring is found by multiplying the probability of the individual events.

a. (51/100)(50/99)(49/98) = ?

b. Work similar to a.

c. (48/100)(51/99)(1/98) = ?

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