MDM 4U: Mathematics of Data Management Unit: Counting and Probability By: Mr. Allison and Mr. Panchbhaya. Permutations and Combinations. Specific Expectations. Strand 2.1
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MDM 4U: Mathematics of Data Management
Unit: Counting and Probability
By: Mr. Allison and Mr. Panchbhaya
Permutations and Combinations
n! = n x (n – 1) x (n – 2) x … x 2 x 1
5! =5 x 4 x 3 x 2 x 1 = 120
Speed Round: The sports apparel store at the mall is having a sale. Each customer may choose exactly two items from the list, and purchase them both. The trick is that each 2-item special must have two different items (for example, they may not purchase two T-shirts at the same time). What are all the different combinations that can be made by choosing exactly two items?
15 combinations are possible
4. From a group of 7 men and 6 women, five persons are to be selected to form a committee so that at least 3 men are there on the committee. In how many ways can it be done.
The number of permutations of 4 digits chosen from 26 is 26P4 = 26 × 25 × 24 × 23 = 358,800
No postal code in Canada can begin with the letters D,F,I,O,Q,U, but repeated letters are allowed and any digit is allowed. How many postal codes are possible in Canada?
Laura has ‘lost’ Jordan’s phone number. All she can remember is that it did not contain a0 or 1 in the first three digits. How many 7 digit #’s are possible