May 20, 2015

Probability and Permutations

What if you were asked to pick the final three winners in a talent contest? In how many ways could you pick a first, second, and third place winner from 20 contestants? After completing this Concept, you'll be able to calculate probabilities of events like this one using permutations.

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- Mathematics > General
- Mathematics > Geometry

- Grade 9
- Grade 10

Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them.

Reason abstractly and quantitatively.

Model with mathematics.

Use appropriate tools strategically.

Attend to precision.

Look for and make use of structure.

Look for and express regularity in repeated reasoning.

(+) Use permutations and combinations to compute probabilities of compound events and solve problems.