A group of eight women and five men must select a five person committee?

How many committees are possible if mire than half of the members must be men?

3 Answers

  • M3
    Lv 7
    7 years ago
    Best Answer

    ways to select {3m,2w} + {4m,1w} +{5m}

    = 5c3*8c2 + 5c4*8c1 + 5c5

    = 10*28 + 5*8 + 1

    = 321


  • 7 years ago

    Committees should be chosen by whoever has the highest merits. It should not be random "drawn out of a hat" selection. That is silly and will make for an unproductive committee. If you want to choose the best and most efficient committee, then take away any gender stipulations, and look at the resume of all the possible candidates and choose the best 5.

    Source(s): I have picked over 4 committees in my job.
  • Nelly
    Lv 4
    7 years ago

    half of 5 men = Two And Half Men

    How to take half of men in the 5 member committee?

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