tip for solving permutation and combination problems

Asked by  | 2nd Mar, 2008, 10:18: PM

Expert Answer:

Analyize the question. Read the question clearly and see what is given in the problem and what is needed to solve.

See the problem is of permutation or combination.

The basic rule is that if the order of selection matters, then it is a permutation and if the order of selection does not matter, then it is a combination

for example This is permutation problem

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Answered by  | 4th Mar, 2008, 04:55: PM

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