CFA Practice Question

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CFA Practice Question

An individual has two different portfolios that he has been investing in. One portfolio was created for his son and has 5 stocks. The other portfolio he created for himself; it has 7 stocks. He has decided that he will keep, sell, or donate the stocks in his portfolio; he will either keep or sell the stocks in his son's portfolio. How many possible outcomes does this individual face for all the stocks in both portfolios?
A. 4,096
B. 69,984
C. 531,441
Explanation: The number of possible outcomes is:25(37) = 69,984.

User Contributed Comments 5

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sonderfall Keep, sell, donate in his portfolio = 3 poss. / combined with the 7 stocks
Keep or sell in his son's portfolio = 2 poss. / combined with the 5 stocks
Hope that helps
whoi there's no restriction within this example, therefore the solution must be the max. outcome of all possibilities:

- for every share in PF 1 there are 3 possibilities. There are 7 Shares. Thus, possible outcomes are 3^7

- same for PF 2: 2^5

- combine possibility of both portfolio (exclusive ...) : multiplication: 2^5*3^7
aakash1108 @whoi. thank you!
Moringa1 Please assist how can we solve this using the BA11 Plus Professional ?
edrei7 The permutation (order matters since the stocks are distinct) formula where repetition is allowed is n^r.
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