Drawing balls without replacement

#1
Our teacher gave us this problem:

In how many ways can 3 balls be drawn from a bag of 12 balls for 4 consecutive times without replacement?

My solution was 12C3+9C3+6C3+3C3, but his solution was 12!/(3!*3!*3!*3!). He didn't explain why my solution was wrong though. But I really feel that I'm correct on this one
 

Dason

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#2
Can you explain your logic. Because I think you have one misunderstanding that when corrected would let you use your logic to get the right answer.
 
#4
Well, because at first you have to draw 3 balls out of 12, then 3 out of 9 and so on. ... And I think I got your point, hahaha. Thank you!