Hi I Was Wondering How I Would Go About Geting All Possible Combinations For Numbers 1 Through To 8, I Know I Sound Real Dumb But Maths Isn't My Forte, At My School If Someone Gets It They Win $200 ^^
Any Help Would Be Appreciated
Simple.Originally Posted by Maths Illiterate
For each slot you have eight possibilities.
And there are eight slots thus you have.
$\displaystyle 8^8=16777216$.
I really do not see what is so challenging about this problem that the schools would offer $200 dollars for anyone who can answer it (in fact the school can reject this deal because in law a contract is valid when there is consideration-meaning both parties gain something, which is not true here, thus no contract-basically no $200). Unless it is a special-ed school
In the third thread I understand that different combinations are given. It does not verify if different arrangements are counted
e.g. 11111112 and
21111111
So I am asking now,....the question specified "combinations", Shouldn't arrangements be excluded?
I agree that my calculation to exclude the arrangements was wrong however I don't think it is simply 8^8 if arrangements are not counted.
waiting for reply
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