## morganalana17 2 years ago red

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First of all, does order matter? Does it matter what order you do these chores in?

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If order does not matter, use a combination! When order matters, use a permutation.

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Count the number of chores you have to do.

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it's easier if I explain it this way

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You 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.

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That's actually a permutation, but I'm trying to figure out why order matters then...

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I think it's because the chores themselves are different. Like taking out the trash in NOT the same as washing the dishes.

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If 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.

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Hope that made sense! Just remember, if order matters use a permutation, if order does not matter, then use a combination.