Section 8.6 Counting Principles

Before Starting this Section, Review

  1. 1 Exponents (Section P.2 , page 20)

  2. 2 Factorials (Section 8.1 , page 721)

Objectives

  1. 1 Use the Fundamental Counting Principle.

  2. 2 Use the formula for permutations.

  3. 3 Use the formula for combinations.

  4. 4 Use the formula for distinguishable permutations.

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