Permutation 1

Topic

Statistics and Probability

Definition

A permutation is an arrangement of items in a specific order.

Description

Permutations are used in probability and combinatorics to determine the number of ways to arrange a set of items, which is crucial in fields like cryptography, where secure codes are generated. The formula for permutations is

where n is the total number of items, and r is the number of items to arrange. Understanding permutations is important for students to solve problems involving ordered arrangements and to comprehend the complexity of different scenarios.

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Common Core Standards CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.6.SP.B.4, CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.6.SP.A.2, CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.HSS.ID.A.1, CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.HSS.ID.A.2, CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.HSS.ID.A.3, CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.HSS.ID.A.4 8 - 12 Algebra     • Probability and Data Analysis         • Data Analysis 2020 statistics, probability