Need help with counting problems

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Counting problems are a very tough subject to me, so if someone could give me tips, examples explaining what's really happening, that would be great.

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I know what permutations, variations, combinations, ... are. The problems involving only one of those are do-able, but those that combine more than one are the difficult ones for me.

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I do not really have a certain problem as I find most exercises rather difficult.[/B]

Thanks in advance.
 

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You could check out Khan Academy and watch videos on the subject;

https://www.khanacademy.org/math/precalculus/prob-comb/combinations/v/introduction-to-combinations

Start with a simple problem:

How many 3 letter words can I make?

How many 3 letter words can I make with the first letter is a consonant?

How many 3 letter words can I make with the first letter a consonant and the second letter a vowel?

then do the same problems with the restriction that no letter can be repeated.

Think up your own problems and post them here with your work for us to comment on.
 
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