# Permutations

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Discipline:
Math
Subject:
Prob/Stat
10

Permutations

There are two types of Permutations

No Repitition An example would be the first three people in a race. You can't be first and second.

Repetition is Allowed: Such as a lock combination "3-3-3"

A Permuatation is an ordered Combination

Formula:

Examples:

Real Life Applications: 1- 1. In how many different ways can 6 classes be scheduled during a 6-period day Answer: 6P6 = 6! = 7202- The Board of Directors does not have assigned seats in the conference room. If there are 12 of them, seated at a round table, how many different seating arrangements are possible? Answer: 9 * 9P6 = 9 * 9!/3!= 9 * 9 * 8 * 7 * 6 * 5 * 4 / (3 * 2)= 9 * 9 * 8 * 7 * 5 * 4 = 90,7203- If I''m going to organize a party and there are 4 seats for my 7 guests. How many different ways can this seats be arranged? Answer: 7P4 = 7!/4! = 820

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Sources: http://www.mathsisfun.com/combinatorics/combinations-permutations.htmlhttp://mathworld.wolfram.com/Permutation.htmlhttp://www.regentsprep.org/Regents/math/ALGEBRA/APR2/Lperm.htm