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blurbendy
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0First of all, does order matter? Does it matter what order you do these chores in?

blurbendy
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0If order does not matter, use a combination! When order matters, use a permutation.

blurbendy
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Count the number of chores you have to do.

blurbendy
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0it's easier if I explain it this way

blurbendy
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0You have 6 chores to start with, you do any one of them, then you have 5 chores. you do another one of them, then you have 4 chores. The whole way down you can also do them in any order so it ends up being: 6! = 720 total ways.

blurbendy
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0That's actually a permutation, but I'm trying to figure out why order matters then...

blurbendy
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0I think it's because the chores themselves are different. Like taking out the trash in NOT the same as washing the dishes.

blurbendy
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0If it was just one chore, like wash the dishes 6 times it would be a combination. Your two numbers would be 6. 6 C 6 = 1. There's only 1 way you can do all the chores because they're the same.

blurbendy
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Hope that made sense! Just remember, if order matters use a permutation, if order does not matter, then use a combination.
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