Permutation and Combination  Quant/Math  CAT 2016
Question 4 the day:
April 30, 2003
The question for the day is from the topic Permutation and Combination.
Question:
 How many ways can 4 prizes be given away to 3 boys, if each boy is eligible for all the prizes?
(1) 256
(2) 12
(3) 81
(4) None of these
Correct Answer  (3)
Solution:
Any one prize can be given to any one of the 3 boys and hence there are 3 ways of distributing each prize.
Hence, the 4 prizes can be distributed in 3^{4}= 81 ways.
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