MATH SOLVE

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# There is a group of 5 seniors and 8 first year graduate students to fill the openings of local news reporters. Suppose that we pick 4 students, who are randomly picked from this pool for interviews. Using this given information, calculate the following:1.) Find the probability that at least 2 first year graduate students are among the chosen group. Please note that this is a combinatorics problem and the answer can be left in terms of C k,n. Please show all work.

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Answer: [tex]\frac{(C_{8|2}) (C_{5|2} ) + (C_{8|3} )(C_{5|1} )+ C_{8|4}}{C_{13|4} }[/tex]Step-by-step explanation:The total amount of students in the pool is 13.1) Find the probability that at least 2 first year graduate students are among the chosen group.The total amount of different ways to chose 4 students from a pool of 13 is [tex]C_{13|4}[/tex]The total amount of ways to choose at least 2 first year graduate students would be:Ways of choose 2 first year students and 2 seniors + ways of choose 3 first year students and 1 senior + ways of choose 4 first year students. (we are adding and not multiplying because it's "choose 2 first year OR 3 OR 4")Therefore, the probability would be: [tex]\frac{(C_{8|2}) (C_{5|2} ) + (C_{8|3} )(C_{5|1} )+ C_{8|4}}{C_{13|4} }[/tex]