IIFT 2016 Question Paper Question 116

Question 116

A reputed paint company plans to award prizes to its top three salespersons, with the highest prize going to the top salesperson, the next highest prize to the next salesperson and a smaller prize to the third-ranking salesperson. If the company has 15 salespersons, how many different arrangements of winners are possible (Assume there are no ties)?

Solution

In this case first we have to select the top three salesmen out of 15 and then arrange them as first, second and third.

∴ Number of arrangements = 15C3 × 3!  = 2730



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