> > The intent of the question was to ask how to solve > a combination. The stated problem was how to > choose teams. Any kid who grew up playing sandlot > baseball knows the rules that formed the basis > of my remark. And, order does matter. The kids > who are picked last are painfully aware of their > status.
This is the problem with word problems: the words often hint at stuff that isn't really there. The problem might be better stated: "given a set of 20 elements..."
-- When a true genius appears in the world, you may know him by this sign, that the dunces are all in confederacy against him. Jonathan Swift: Thoughts on Various Subjects, Moral and Diverting