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## Main Question or Discussion Point

i just want to check if my answer is correct.

10 distinct balls are to be tossed, one at a time, intto 5 distinct bins. find the number of possible outcomes the following case.

a) an outcome records only the identity of the bin for each toss (no record of the ball tossed)

b) an outcome records the identity of each ball and its bin (no record of the order in which balls are tossed)

wouldn't the answer be 5^10? since each ball has 10 possible bins that it can be tossed into and there are 5 balls so 5^10?

for b would it be the same answer as a?

thanks

10 distinct balls are to be tossed, one at a time, intto 5 distinct bins. find the number of possible outcomes the following case.

a) an outcome records only the identity of the bin for each toss (no record of the ball tossed)

b) an outcome records the identity of each ball and its bin (no record of the order in which balls are tossed)

wouldn't the answer be 5^10? since each ball has 10 possible bins that it can be tossed into and there are 5 balls so 5^10?

for b would it be the same answer as a?

thanks