Question #8d606

1 Answer
Jun 4, 2016

There are #336# possible combinations for 8 applicants to fill 3 job openings.


The first opening can be filled by any of the 8 applicants.

If the first job is filled that leaves only 7 applicant for the second position. When two of the jobs positions are filled that leaves 6 applicants for the third position.

The number of possibilities are therefore determine by multiplying the possible applicants for each position.

#8x7x6= 336#