I'm a writer currently working on a novel, and after years of neglecting advanced mathematics, relying solely on basic arithmetic to get by in my day to day life, I now find myself in a bit of a dilemma. I'm currently working on a project where a critical plot device in the story has boiled down to a problem involving combinations and permutations of a number set. Tried several online calculators for this thing but I don't think they are able to factor in this specific type of a permutation. I might just be over-thinking the issue, but being a "math dummy" I have no way of knowing if this is the case. Is there anybody who might be able to point me towards the right forum to post in, or maybe would like to be the knight in shining armor and tackle help me with my problem directly?
Help me Obi Wan, you're my only hope!