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Try this beautiful problem from Combinatorics: Chosing Program

A student must choose a program of four courses from a menu of courses consisting of English, Algebra, Geometry, History, Art, and Latin. This program must contain English and at least one mathematics course. In how many ways can this program be chosen?

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- $6$
- $8$
- $9$
- $12$
- \(16\)

Combinatorics

But try the problem first...

Answer: $9$

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AMC-10A (2013) Problem 7

Pre College Mathematics

First hint

There are six programms: English, Algebra, Geometry, History, Art, and Latin. Since the student must choose a program of four course with the condition that there must contain English and at least one mathematics course. Therefore one course( i.e English) are already fixed and we have to find out the other subjects combinations.......

Can you now finish the problem ..........

Second Hint

**There are Two cases :**

Case 1: The student chooses both algebra and geometry.

This means that 3 courses have already been chosen. We have 3 more options for the last course, so there are 3 possibilities here.

case 2: The student chooses one or the other.

Here, we simply count how many ways we can do one, multiply by 2 , and then add to the previous.

Let us choose the mathematics course is algebra. so we can choose 2 of History, Art, and Latin, which is simply $3 \choose 2$=$3$. If it is geometry, we have another 3 options, so we have a total of 6 options if only one mathematics course is chosen.

can you finish the problem........

Third Hint:

Therefore the require ways are \(6+3=9\)

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What to do to shape your Career in Mathematics after 12th?

From the video below, let's learn from Dr. Ashani Dasgupta (a Ph.D. in Mathematics from the University of Milwaukee-Wisconsin and Founder-Faculty of Cheenta) how you can shape your career in Mathematics and pursue it after 12th in India and Abroad. These are some of the key questions that we are discussing here:

- What are some of the best colleges for Mathematics that you can aim to apply for after high school?
- How can you strategically opt for less known colleges and prepare yourself for the best universities in India or Abroad for your Masters or Ph.D. Programs?
- What are the best universities for MS, MMath, and Ph.D. Programs in India?
- What topics in Mathematics are really needed to crack some great Masters or Ph.D. level entrances?
- How can you pursue a Ph.D. in Mathematics outside India?
- What are the 5 ways Cheenta can help you to pursue Higher Mathematics in India and abroad?

Cheenta has taken an initiative of helping College and High School Passout Students with its "Open Seminars" and "Open for all Math Camps". These events are extremely useful for students who are really passionate for Mathematic and want to pursue their career in it.

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