Hello there! I'm Mary Ann, and I will be your scribe for today.
We started off with a few circle permutation questions as a
warmup. It was quite simple in the beginning, but, little did we
know what Mr. K had in store for our class today.
It was called COMBINATIONS.
Defenition: An arrangement of objects where order does not
(The opposite of a permutation; where order does matter.)
n! This is known as the quot;Choosequot;
n is the number of objects to choose from.
r is the number of objects to be arranged.
Example: You have 49 numbers in the 6/49 lottery to
choose from and want to choose 6 numbers for your ticket.
you will then have..
49C6 = = 13 983 816
(49 6)!6! (43)!6!
ways to make your ticket.
Example: In how many ways can 8 books be arranged on a shelf, if
3 particular books must be together?
These three books have to be together at all
times. But within these three books, they can
also be arranged in 3! ways.
The same goes with the six books; 6!
4320 ways to arrange the books.
Example: How many differnt necklaces of 12 beads can each be
made from 18 beads of different colours?
In this question, you are to choose 12 beads from 18 beads.
18! This side takes care
The (12 1)!
of the circular
quot;Choosequot; (1812)!12! 2
18! 11! since the necklace
(6)!12! 2 is a circle and can
be flipped over.
18 564 19 958 400
(18 564)(19 958 400)
In the afternoon class, while Mr. K had to run out for a short
while, we had a quiz. (Refer to the post below to look at the
slides where members of our class wrote down the
solutions). The solutions are pretty straight forward, so I
don't think I have to make any clarifications on it. If their are
any questions though, please comment on this post and I, or
someone else who can explain it, will be glad to help. :)
The next scribe is
!! Ecko Montana !!