# A group of eight women and five men must select a five person committee?

How many committees are possible if mire than half of the members must be men?

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- M3Lv 77 years agoFavourite answer
ways to select {3m,2w} + {4m,1w} +{5m}

= 5c3*8c2 + 5c4*8c1 + 5c5

= 10*28 + 5*8 + 1

= 321

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- 7 years ago
Committees should be chosen by whoever has the highest merits. It should not be random "drawn out of a hat" selection. That is silly and will make for an unproductive committee. If you want to choose the best and most efficient committee, then take away any gender stipulations, and look at the resume of all the possible candidates and choose the best 5.

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- NellyLv 47 years ago
half of 5 men = Two And Half Men

How to take half of men in the 5 member committee?

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