# Combinations question

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A board game contains three bags: a blue one, a red one, and a green one. The game also
contains 5 gaming chips labeled with the numbers 1 to 5.

In how many ways can all the chips be distributed over the bags so that the red bag
is not empty?
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(Original post by Nerdygeek12)
A board game contains three bags: a blue one, a red one, and a green one. The game also
contains 5 gaming chips labeled with the numbers 1 to 5.

In how many ways can all the chips be distributed over the bags so that the red bag
is not empty?
It would be worth having a read of the forum sticky / posting guidelines about posting some working / ideas / .... rather than just posting the question.
https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/sho....php?t=4919248

For instance, if you just had two bags (red and green) and the red is non empty and three gaming chips. Can you solve that / generalize the method? If not, what is your difficulty?
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