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OpenStudy (anonymous):

if there's 4 positions and 6 people to fill the positions, how many different permuations are possible, would it just be 6^4 or is it 4P6?>

Parth (parthkohli):

6p4 actually.

OpenStudy (lgbasallote):

im thinking \[\large \frac{6!}{4!(6-4)!}\]

Parth (parthkohli):

Use your calculator.

OpenStudy (anonymous):

my life is ruined D:..

Parth (parthkohli):

OMG was this on your test?

Parth (parthkohli):

@lgbasallote wrong

Parth (parthkohli):

It's not combinations, it's permuations. So, \(\Large \color{Black}{\Rightarrow {6! \over (6 - 4)!} }\)

OpenStudy (anonymous):

No, these are just quiz before final D:

OpenStudy (lgbasallote):

really?

OpenStudy (lgbasallote):

oh...yeah

OpenStudy (anonymous):

I read, n=things to choose from and there's only 4 jobs so i thought 4p6... O:

OpenStudy (lgbasallote):

nvermind the 4! then...

Parth (parthkohli):

\(\Large \color{Black}{\Rightarrow {6! \over 2!} }\) \(\Large \color{Black}{\Rightarrow {720 \over 2 } }\) \(\Large \color{Black}{\Rightarrow {360} }\) XBOX 360 *whistles*

OpenStudy (lgbasallote):

^corny

OpenStudy (lgbasallote):

it's just so awkward when a random guy makes a lame joke on math

OpenStudy (anonymous):

how do you know it's 6p4 and not the other way around O.o

Parth (parthkohli):

Shut up lgba >.<

Parth (parthkohli):

It's always the bigger number first and smaller second.

OpenStudy (anonymous):

oh, that helps :P

OpenStudy (lgbasallote):

since it cant be negative..

Parth (parthkohli):

Actually it wouldn't be negative, but it'd be less than 1 but more than 0.

Parth (parthkohli):

and more than 0*

OpenStudy (anonymous):

idk why do they count 0!=1?

OpenStudy (lgbasallote):

4-6 isnt negative? wowww

OpenStudy (lgbasallote):

there is an absurd proof

Parth (parthkohli):

That is because n! = (n + 1)! \(\div\) (n + 1)

Parth (parthkohli):

4p6 isn't negative

Parth (parthkohli):

What's happening to you @lgbasallote o.O

OpenStudy (lgbasallote):

mehh i dont know those fancy abbreviations

OpenStudy (lgbasallote):

i self-learned this so i just know how to do it..i dont believe in formulas and abbreviations :p

OpenStudy (lgbasallote):

and 4-6 is negative enough for me

Parth (parthkohli):

It's actually 0...so it's not negative bwahaha

OpenStudy (lgbasallote):

4p6 means \[\large \frac{4!}{(4-6)!}\] right?

Parth (parthkohli):

Hmm...

OpenStudy (anonymous):

yes

OpenStudy (lgbasallote):

hmm then ir's 12 not 0

Parth (parthkohli):

You can't take the factorial of a negative.

Parth (parthkohli):

But it's said as 0 because you cannot make groups of 6 out of 4.

OpenStudy (lgbasallote):

then i was right that it cant be negative in the first place..you circeld me around

Parth (parthkohli):

Lol you liar!

OpenStudy (lgbasallote):

lgbasallote 0 since it cant be negative..

OpenStudy (lgbasallote):

i just love winning arguments

Parth (parthkohli):

LOL YOU LIAR

OpenStudy (lgbasallote):

especially in topics i dont know

Parth (parthkohli):

Since it can't be negative You said that for his answer

OpenStudy (lgbasallote):

mrvontar Best Answer 0 how do you know it's 6p4 and not the other way around O.o

OpenStudy (anonymous):

I best answer parth becuz he told me why and what is right lol

Parth (parthkohli):

ParthKohli 1 It's always the bigger number first and smaller second. lgbasallote 0 since it cant be negative..

OpenStudy (lgbasallote):

it cant be other way around because it cant be negative

Parth (parthkohli):

Basa is PWNED

OpenStudy (anonymous):

fierce competitions...

OpenStudy (lgbasallote):

you just supported my answer you know

Parth (parthkohli):

I said that it wouldn't be negative lol

OpenStudy (lgbasallote):

4-6 is negative

Parth (parthkohli):

If it's the other way too, it wouldn't be negative

Parth (parthkohli):

Lol 4-6!! AGAIN!.

OpenStudy (anonymous):

I think he's trolling u...

OpenStudy (lgbasallote):

4p6 would generate 4-6 you said so and I believe that is negative

OpenStudy (lgbasallote):

Lol trolling aside you cant do 4p6 because you can't take the factorial of a negative

Parth (parthkohli):

I just told you. We can't make groups of 6 in 4, so it is 0.

Parth (parthkohli):

Apply a bit of common sense, and you'll get it.

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