# 5.5 Permutations and Combinations When dealing with word problems, you must think: “Is there a specific order or is order disregarded?” This will tell.

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5.5 Permutations and Combinations When dealing with word problems, you must think: “Is there a specific order or is order disregarded?” This will tell you whether or not it is a permutation or combination. The Board of Directors of a company has 10 members. In how many ways can they choose a committee of three?

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5.5 Permutations and Combinations How many different outcomes of “winner” and “runner-up” are possible if there are six contestants in a pie- eating contest? Worksheets

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