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Determine whether the scenario below involves permutations or combinations. At a family gathering, 23 people are trying to fit into several cars. Your car holds 6 people. How many different groups of 6 could you take in your car?

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  1. anonymous
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    order does not matter, so combination. it doesn't matter what order they get in to the car.

  2. anonymous
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    Oh so if the order matters the its permutations?

  3. anonymous
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    now i bet it is clear how to get \[\dbinom{26}{6}\] a rather large number.

  4. anonymous
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    yes if order matters it is permutations. if order does not, combinations. so 'committees' etc always combinations.

  5. anonymous
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    of course you have to use common sense and determine for your self whether order matters or not. I failed to have that common sense on your first question about 'itineraries'. that was a permutation because traveling first to city A and then to city B is counted differently from first B and then A.

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    Okay , this makes sense . Its okay, Im just glad that I know now thx

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    welcome

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