(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); 1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

a = (162)(45)

b = (123)(46)

c = (1362)

Find: ab

2. Relevant equations

3. The attempt at a solution

k, so for a i have this:

| 1 2 4 5 6 |

| 6 1 5 4 2 |

and for b i have this:

| 1 2 3 4 6 |

| 2 3 1 6 4 |

so when I started doing the multiplication I got to '4 -> 5, 5 -> ??'

What am I doing wrong?

here's what I have so far:

| 1 2 4 5 6 |

| 4 2 |

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# Homework Help: Permutations physics problem

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