The game of Clue involves 6 suspects, 6 weapons, and 9 rooms.
One of each is randomly chosen and the object of the game is to guess the chosen three.
(a) How many solutions are possible? In one version of the game, the selection is made and then each of the players is randomly given three of the remaining cards.
Let S, W, and R be, respectively, the numbers of suspects, weapons, and rooms in the set of three cards given to a specified player. Also, let X denote the number of solutions that are possible after that player observes his or her three cards.
(b) Express X in terms of S, W, and R.
(c) Find E[X]