(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); 1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

How many ways can a 5-member committee be chosen from a class with34 students?

2. Relevant equations

3. The attempt at a solution

Using the formula from the book, I did 34! / (34-5)! and I got 33,390,720.

This gives me the same answer as doing 34*33*32*31*30, but that's the Permutations method. I thought in Permutations the order mattered, and in combinations they did not. But the order doesn't matter here. But the Combinations method of 34!/(5!*(34-5)!) gives me 278256 ways. Which way is right??!

1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

2. Relevant equations

3. The attempt at a solution

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# Homework Help: Choosing a committee from a class

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