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- solve the problem below;
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- permutation and combination
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A permutation problem is a type of mathematical problem that involves arranging a set of objects or elements in a specific order or sequence. The order of the elements in a permutation is important and can affect the outcome of the problem.
There are 7! (seven factorial) possible permutations for seven friends queueing up for a buffet. This means that there are 7 x 6 x 5 x 4 x 3 x 2 x 1 = 5040 possible ways for the friends to queue up.
The formula for calculating permutations is n! / (n-r)! where n is the total number of objects and r is the number of objects being selected. In the case of the seven friends queueing up for a buffet, n = 7 and r = 7, so the formula becomes 7! / (7-7)! = 7! / 0! = 7! = 5040.
A permutation involves arranging a set of objects in a specific order, while a combination involves selecting a subset of objects from a larger set without regard to order. In the context of the seven friends queueing up for a buffet, a permutation would be the different ways they can stand in line, while a combination would be the different groups of friends that can be formed from the larger group of seven.
Permutations can be used to solve a variety of real-life problems, such as arranging seating at a dinner party, creating unique passwords, or determining the number of possible outcomes in a game or competition. They can also be used in fields such as genetics, computer science, and statistics.