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Popularity of Presidential Candidates

Nine presidential candidates are ranked in popularity according to a recent poll and the top three in order are announced: George (1); Thomas (2); and James (3). If three candidates were picked at random, what is the probability of picking those three and in that order?

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George can be picked from the group of 9 in only one way, so the probability of picking George ...

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This solution calculates the probability of picking George, Thomas and James in order out of the nine presidential candidates.