Determine when you would you use permutation versus combination to solve
a counting problem. Provide a rationale with your decision.
How many ways 3 horses can win a race is a PERMUTATION problem because there are 3 distinct ways to win: win, place, and show. So ORDER MATTERS.
How many ways you can choose 3 people to do a project out of a group of 20 people is a COMBINATION problem, because the ORDER DOES NOT MATTER.
Hope that makes sense.
Content will be erased after question is completed.
Enter the email address associated with your account, and we will email you a link to reset your password.
Forgot your password?