A student dance committee is to be formed consisting of 2 boys and 3 girls. If the membership is to be chosen from 4 boys and 8 girls, how many different committees are possible?
Step 11 of 4
We can separate the problem into two situations:
- Choosing boys ()
- Choosing girls ()
Step 11 of 5
In forming committees from two different groups, we can use the combination and the multiplication principle of counting to determine the possible ways of forming these committees.