## SIMPLE solution: For a certain race, 3 teams were allowed… GMAT

Here’s a simple solution to the classic “For a certain race, 3 teams were allowed to enter 3 members each” GMAT question. First, let’s look at the question text so you know what we’re talking about: For a certain race, 3 teams were allowed to enter 3 members each. A team earned 6 – n … Read More

## GMAT Combinatorics: Permutations vs. Combinations (and Shorthand!)

GMAT Combinatorics Questions: Permutations vs. Combinations (plus Shorthand!) As noted above, this is simply a clipped factorial.  Let’s take the case from above and modify it slightly.  Three paintings, from a group of seven total paintings, are chosen to be hung on a wall. In how many ways can these three paintings be arranged? So: … Read More

## GMAT Combinatorics : Ultimate Guide to GMAT Permutations and Combinations

GMAT Combinatorics: an Introduction At the risk of blowing all the secrets too early, let’s do this at the beginning. If you can answer three Core Questions, you’ll be able to answer any Combinatorics question that the GMAT decides to throw at you. Here they are: How Many Spaces? How Many Choices? Does Order Matter? … Read More