Math 300

Groupwork

Combination Problems

Dr. Wilson

 

4. A basketball team has 11 players on its roster. Only 5 players can be on the court at one time. How many different groups of 5 players can the team put on the floor?

 

 

The players on the floor is a 5 element subset of the 11 players on the team. Therefore, there are

 

 

different combinations of players that the coach can put on the floor.