If I understand you correctly you have a 2-tuple such that each element belongs to a set of cardinality 498.
Then you're correct, the number of different combinations would be 498^2.
I did a course in discrete maths last year, but for the life of me cannot remember how to do the simplest of calculations anymore, eventhough I managed to get a first for it.
I want to know how many different 2D graphs (i.e. x-y graphs) I can make from a total of 498 different datasets. EDIT: wait the set = {x, y} and each element can take 498 values, therefore the answer should be 498^2. Is this correct?
Thanks guys, cheers.
If I understand you correctly you have a 2-tuple such that each element belongs to a set of cardinality 498.
Then you're correct, the number of different combinations would be 498^2.