# Combinations-different way to form groups of people

1. Mar 6, 2012

### Stat_Newbie

Hello everyone,

I am new to this forum. Need help with this problem

How many ways you can select 3-person groups from a group of 8 students?

My solution:
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Number of ways to make one group of 3 persons = 8C3
How do I proceed from here?

Thank you.

2. Mar 7, 2012

### th4450

Apply the formula nCr = $\frac{n!}{(n-r)! r!}$
or just simply use a calculator