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From a class of 25 students, 10 are to be chosen for an excursion party. There are 3 students who decide that either all of them will join or none of them will join. In how many ways can the excursion party be chosen ?

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There are two cases.

(a) If the 3 students join the excursion party then the number of combinations will be


(b) If the 3 students do not join the excursion party.

Then the number of combinations


If P is the combinations of choosing the excursion party,then

P=P1+P2 = C(22,7)+C(22,10)


=(22×21×20×19×18×17×16×15!)/(7×6×5×4×3×2×1×15!) + (22×21×20×19×18×17×16×15×13×12!)/10×9×8×7×6×5×4×3×2×1×12!)


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