# Math

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Mary purchased a package of 13 different plants, but she only needed 9 plants for planting. In how many ways can she select the 9 plants from the package to be planted?

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This would be an example of the C(n,r) that I explained in a few posts below.

You are choosing 9 from the 13, and the order really does not matter, so
C(13,9) = 13!/(9!4!) = 715

look for a key labeled nCr on your calculator

press
13
2ndF
nCr
9
=

you should get 715

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yea i was having a problem because the calculator i have doesnt have the F button, but thanks for helping me...it was very confusing to me...

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