# $n=\{1,2,3,\dots,n\}$, How many subsets of cardinality $k$ containing element 1 are in $n$? [duplicate]

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Combinatorics: Number of subsets with cardinality k with 1 element.

A set n has elements $\{1,2,3,\dots,n\}$. How many subsets does it have of cardinality $k$ and that contains element $1$?

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Hint: After you put $1$ in each possible set, you then have to fill in the remaining $k-1$ spaces from the other $n-1$ elements. How many ways can you do this?

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