Tag Archives: combination formula

Linking combination and permutation with repetition

Combinatorial problems are difficult because it’s hard to  know which formula to use in a particular problem and when you need to ‘tweak’ or totally abandon the formula. In this post I share two solutions to a problem which connects the multiplication principle, the combination formula and the formula for counting the number of permutation with… Read More »

Pascal’s triangle and Counting Permutations

This is the second in my series of posts in combinatorics. The first post links the Fundamental Counting Principle, Powers of 2, and the Pascal Triangle. This second post connects the Pascal’s Triangle and the formula for counting the number of permutations with identical objects. The context for connections is a puzzle about counting the… Read More »

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