Awarding Contracts To Bidding Companies


UBS Television Company is considering bids submitted by twelve different firms for three different contracts. In how many ways can the contracts be awarded among these firms if no firm is to receive more than two contracts?

a. C (12, 3) – C (12, 3) P (3, 2) = 1,685
b. P (12, 3) + C (12, 3). P (3, 2) = 2,640
c. P (12, 3) + C (12, 3). P (3, 2) = 1,716
d. C (12, 3) + P (12, 3) P (3, 2) = 1,685


The question belongs to Mathematics and it is about awarding contracts to bidding companies with no firm with two contracts.

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