Find the number of distributions of 5 distinct balls into 2 red boxes and one blue box if the two red boxes are identical and no boxes are empty.(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

So First I assumed that the boxes were all identical and got

5!/(3!2!)+5!/(2!2!2!) =25

from there I multiplied 25 by 2 because there are 2 different color boxes which would give me 50. The solution in the book says it should be 75 but I'm not sure why that is.

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# Homework Help: 5 Balls into 3 boxes

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