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# Out of 5 women and 4 men, a committee of three members is to be formed in such a way that at least one member is a women. In how many different ways can it be done ?

A. 76

B. 80

C. 84

D. 96

E. None of these

$$\left( {{}^5{{\text{C}}_1} \times {}^4{{\text{C}}_2}} \right) + \left( {{}^5{{\text{C}}_2} \times {}^4{{\text{C}}_1}} \right)$$     $$+ \left( {{}^5{{\text{C}}_3}} \right)$$
$$= \left( {5 \times \frac{{4 \times 3}}{{2 \times 1}}} \right)$$   $$+ \left( {\frac{{5 \times 4}}{{2 \times 1}} \times 4} \right)$$   $$+ \left( {\frac{{5 \times 4 \times 3}}{{3 \times 2 \times 1}}} \right)$$
\eqalign{ & = \left( {30 + 40 + 10} \right) \cr & = 80 \cr}