I am studying for a statistical physics exam and have been struggling with the statistic parts, especially calculating the number of microstates. I am starting to understand most questions but have no clue how to handle this one.(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

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

We distribute a total of E dollars among a population of N people. The rules are that each person can get a max of 1 dollar and that E < N, find the number of ways this can be done.

2. Relevant equations

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3. The attempt at a solution

W = [itex]\frac{\left(E\times100\right)!}{100!\left(\left(E-1\right)\times100\right)!}\times p_{e}[/itex] where [itex]p_{e} = \frac{E}{N}[/itex] the average value received by each person

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# Homework Help: Ways of distributing money.

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