Permutations and Combinations

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A permutation is an arrangement in a definite order of a number of objects, taken some or all at a time. Fundamental principle of counting states that m×n is the total number of ways in which two events occur where m and n are the number of ways in which first and second event occur respectively. If there are two mutually exclusive events, such that they can be occurred independently in m and n ways respectively, then either of the two events can be occurred in (m + n) ways. Product of the first ‘n’ natural numbers is n!. It is read as ‘n factorial’ or ‘factorial n’. The number of all permutations of n different objects, taken all at a time is n!. The number of permutations of n different objects taken r at a time, where repetition is not allowed, is given by nPr = n! / (n – r)! , 0 ≤ r ≤ n The number of permutations of n different objects taken r at a time, where repetition is allowed, is nr. The number of permutations of n objects, where p objects are of the same kind and rest are all different is (n! / p!). The number of permutations of n objects taken all at a time, where p1 objects are of first kind, p2 objects are of the second kind, …, pk objects are of kth kind and rest, if any, are all different is (n! / p1!p2!!). A combination is a selection made by taking some or all of a number of objects, irrespective of their arrangements. The number of combinations of n different things taken r at a time is given by nCr = n! / r!(n – r)! , 0 ≤ r ≤ n.

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