# choosing teams

Submitted by ckersch on Tue, 04/12/2011 - 18:29.

My son was nervous about signing up for soccer. He only knew two other boys. If there are four teams of eight boys what is the probability that my son and his two friends would all end up on the same team?

It seems very unlikely to me. I was very surprised when that was what happened. I’ve solved the problem several different ways and I’m curious to read someone else’s response.