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Jan113, 12:24 AM

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what is the permutation?
and like what example? anyone knows? 


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Jan113, 07:50 AM

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Do you mean "what is a permutation"? A permutation of a given list is simply a rearrangement of the list. For example, if the original list is "abc" then permutations are "acb", "bac", "bca", "cab", "cba", and, for completeness, we include the orignal list, "abc" as a permutation.



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Jan113, 08:32 AM

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i see,
so its just rearrange the list into random right? 


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Jan113, 09:20 AM

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Permutation meaning and example
Formally, a permutation is a 11 map of a set onto itself.



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Jan113, 09:33 AM

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For combinations, on the other hand, order does not matter, so the combinations of abc are abc OR bca OR cab, etc  but they are all counted as the same thing. 


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Jan1113, 04:36 AM

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we can define permutation as
1.NUMBER OF ORDERED SELECTION OF "K" OBJECTS OUT OF "N" DISTINCT OBJECTS WITHOUT REPETITION.OR.; 2.ORDERED SAMPLING OF K OBJECTS OUT OF N DISTINCT OBJECTS WITHOUT REPLACEMENT.OR 3.NUMBER OF PERMUTATION(ORDERED SAMPLING)OF K OBJECTS OUT OF N DISTINCT OBJECTS WITHOUT REPETATION... 


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