Olympiad Math: Problem of the Week (December 14 – December 21, 2013)


Weird subsets

How many subsets in {m,a,t,h,b,l,o,g,s}  have at least one vowel?


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Correct answer were submitted by:

1. Quant Master. (Identify yourself in comment please)

2. Jeffry Robles. University of the Philippines- Diliman

3. Arsh Singh. yourmathguru.com

4. Muthu Krishna. Kle College , Bengaluru

5. ambi ( tired of reminding)

6. Huzaifa Abbasi

7. Kennard Ong Sychingping, De La Salle University

8. John Michael Maninang. UST

9. Sukumar. (comment your name and school please)

10. Paolo Go. DLSU-D

11. Regin N. Manamba – University of Southern Mindanao-Kabacan



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10 Responses

  1. Quant Master says:

    2^9 – 2^7 = (2^2 – 1)2^7 = 384

  2. Michael Banaylo says:

    381? (3)(7C1 + 7C2 + … + 7C7)
    Michael Banaylo
    Negros Occidental HS

  3. Huzaifa Abbasi says:


  4. JM Maninang says:


    JM Maninang. UST

  5. sukumar says:

    the no of subset is 384

  6. Regin N. Manamba - University of Southern Mindanao-Kabacan says:

    384 subsets

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