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# From a group of 7 men and 6 women, five persons are to be selected to form a committee so that at least 3 men are there on the committee. In how many ways can it be done?

A. 564

B. 645

C. 735

D. 756

E. None of these

\eqalign{ & = \left( {{}^7{C_3} \times {}^6{C_2}} \right) + \left( {{}^7{C_4} \times {}^6{C_1}} \right) + \left( {{}^7{C_5}} \right) \cr & = \left( {\frac{{7 \times 6 \times 5}}{{3 \times 2 \times 1}} \times \frac{{6 \times 5}}{{2 \times 1}}} \right) + \left( {{}^7{C_3} \times {}^6{C_1}} \right) + \left( {{}^7{C_2}} \right) \cr & = 525 + \left( {\frac{{7 \times 6 \times 5}}{{3 \times 2 \times 1}} \times 6} \right) + \left( {\frac{{7 \times 6}}{{2 \times 1}}} \right) \cr & = \left( {525 + 210 + 21} \right) \cr & = 756 \cr}