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Aman Bansal
592 Points
11 years ago


Dear Navjyot,

These are the easiest to calculate.

When you have n things to choose from ... you have n choices each time!

When choosing r of them, the permutations are:

n × n × ... (r times)

(In other words, there are n possibilities for the first choice, THEN there are n possibilites for the second choice, and so on, multplying each time.)

Which is easier to write down using an exponent of r:

n × n × ... (r times) = nr

Example: in the lock above, there are 10 numbers to choose from (0,1,..9) and you choose 3 of them:

10 × 10 × ... (3 times) = 103 = 1,000 permutations

So, the formula is simply:

where n is the number of things to choose from, and you choose r of them
(Repetition allowed, order matters)

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