Permutations and combinations occur when we are trying to find the probability of a certain event happening. When working with statistics combinations, we are trying to find the number of possible combinations within a set. Therefore, when working with statistics combinations, the order of events does not matter.
Sample Problems (4)
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How many ways to choose 3 students from a class of 20.
A catering menu gives you the choice of 3 out of 7 apps, 4 out of 12 main courses, and 3 out of 5 desserts.
In a recent school election 40 students voted for candidate A and 60 voted for candidate B.
Find the probability of being dealt a heart flush in poker.