### Dictionary Rank of a Word | Permutations & Combinations

PERMUTATIONS & COMBINATIONS Rank of the word or Dictionary order of the English words like COMPUTER, COLLEGE, SUCCESS, SOCCER, RAIN, FATHER, etc. Dictionary Rank of a Word Method of finding the Rank (Dictionary Order) of the word  “R A I N” Given word: R A I N Total letters = 4 Letters in alphabetical order: A, I, N, R No. of words formed starting with A = 3! = 6 No. of words formed starting with I = 3! = 6 No. of words formed starting with N = 3! = 6 After N there is R which is required R ----- Required A ---- Required I ---- Required N ---- Required RAIN ----- 1 word   RANK OF THE WORD “R A I N” A….. = 3! = 6 I……. = 3! = 6 N….. = 3! = 6 R…A…I…N = 1 word 6 6 6 1 TOTAL 19 Rank of “R A I N” is 19 Method of finding the Rank (Dictionary Order) of the word  “F A T H E R” Given word is :  "F A T H E R" In alphabetical order: A, E, F, H, R, T Words beginni

### Permutation and Combination Class XI Chapter 7

Permutation & Combination Class XI Chapter 7
Explanation of Formulas and basic points related to the permutation and combination class XI chapter 7, method of arrangement and selection of the objects.

Fundamental Principal of Counting :
If an event can occur in m different ways, following which another event can occur in n different ways, then the total number of occurrence of the events in the given order is  m x n.

This principal can be generalized for any finite number of terms.

If an event can occur in m different ways, following which another event can occur in n different ways, following which another event can occur in p different ways, and so on.  Then the total number of occurrence of the events in the given order is  m x n x p………….. For Example:

A person have 3 pants and 2 shirts. How many different pairs of a pant and a shirt, can he dress up with?

Sol. There are 3 ways to select the pant. He can either select pant P1, P2 or P3. Similarly there are 2 ways to  select  two shirts, S1 or S2
So possible pairs for dress up are 3 x 2 = 6 as shown in the figure

Example 2
A boy have two bags(B1, B2), 3 tiffin boxes(T1, T2 T3) and 2 water bottles(W1, W2). What is the possible ways to select the three objects.

Sol.
Two bags can be selected in = 2 ways
Three tiffin boxes can be selected in = 3 ways
Two water bottles can be selected in = 2 ways
Total ways of selecting all (2 bags, 3 tiffin boxes, 2 water bottles) = 2 x 3 x 2 = 12 ways

Factorial Notation :
The product of n natural numbers is denoted by n!  and read as  n factorial
i.e. n! = 1 . 2 . 3 . 4 .… (n - 2)(n - 1) n  or

n! = n (n - 1)(n - 2) ……3 . 2 . 1

Permutations:

A permutation is an arrangement in a definite order of  number of objects taken some or all at a time.
In simple words permutation is an arrangement and combination is a selection.

Permutations when repetition is allowed:

The number of permutations of n different objects taken all at a time, when repetition of objects is allowed is  nn

Number of permutations of n different objects taken r at a time, where repetition is allowed is  nr.

When repetition is not allowed
Permutations when all the objects are distinct.
The number of permutations of n objects taken all at a time, is given by $^{n}P_{n} =n!$The number of permutations of n different objects taken r at a time is given by  $^{n}P_{r}=\frac{n!}{(n-r)!},\; where\; 0\leq r\leq n$$^{n}P_{0}=\frac{n!}{(n-0)!}=\frac{n!}{n!}=1$$^{n}P_{n}=\frac{n!}{(n-n)!}=\frac{n!}{0!}=n!\; \because \; 0!=1$For Example:$^{7}P_{5}=\frac{7!}{(7-5)!}=\frac{7\times 6\times 5\times 4\times 3\times 2!}{2!}=7\times 6\times 5\times 4\times 3=2520$$or\: \: ^{7}P_{5}=7\times 6\times 5\times 4\times 3=2520$
Derivation of formula $^{n}P_{r}=\frac{n!}{\left ( n-r \right )!}$
The number of permutations of n different objects taken r at a time  where 0 ≤ r ≤ n and the objects do not repeat is given by $^{n}P_{r}=n(n-1)(n-2)(n-3).....(n-r+1)$$\because \; \; ^{7}P_{3}=7\times 6\times 5,\: If\: \: n=7\: and \: r=3, \: then\: n-r+1=7-3+1=5$$\because \; \; ^{8}P_{3}=8\times 7\times 6,\: If\: \: n=8\: and \: r=3, \: then\: n-r+1=8-3+1=6$Multiplying numerator and denominator by (n-r)(n-r-1)….3 x 2 x 1, we get$^{n}P_{r}=\frac{n(n-1)(n-2)(n-3).....(n-r+1)\times (n-r)(n-r-1)....3\times 2\times 1}{(n-r)(n-r-1)....3\times 2\times 1}$$^{n}P_{r}=\frac{n!}{(n-r)!}$
Other Examples
When a coin is tossed then possible outcomes (n) = 2, If we toss a coin for two time (r = 2) then possible arrangements are =  nr  = 22.
When a coin is tossed then possible outcomes (n) = 2, If we toss a coin for three time (r = 3) then possible arrangements are = nr  = 23.
When a die is tossed then possible outcomes (n) = 6, If we toss a die for four time (r = 4) then possible arrangements are = nr  = 64.

When Repetition is not allowed
Permutations when all the objects are not distinct:
Number of permutations of n objects, where p are of the same kind and rest are all different is given by $\frac{n!}{p!}$
The number of permutations of n objects, where P1 objects are of one kind, P2 objects are of second kind ……….. Pk are of kth kind and rest if any are different is given by: $\frac{n!}{p_{1}!p_{2}!p_{3}!.........p_{k}!},\; \; where\; \; 0\leq r\leq n$
Combinations
It is the method of selecting the objects
The number of combinations of n different objects taken r at a time is given by : $^{n}C_{r}=\frac{n!}{r!(n-r)!}\: \; , \; where\; \; 0\leq r\leq n$
For Example: Let there are three objects X, Y, Z. We want to find the number of combinations obtained by selecting any two of then. Here we make the selection as given below.
Here order is not important.
So two objects can be selected from 3 in $^{3}C_{2}\; ways\; =\frac{3!}{2!(3-2)!}=\frac{3\times 2!}{2!\times 1!}=3$Similarly if there are are seven persons  in a room and each person hand shakes  with each other then total number of hand shakes are given by$^{7}C_{2}\; ways\; =\frac{7!}{2!(7-2)!}=\frac{7\times 6\times 5!}{2\times 1\times 5!}=21$Other important results of combinations are:$^{n}C_{n}=\frac{n!}{n!(n-n)!}=1$$^{n}C_{0}=\frac{n!}{0!(n-0)!}=1,\; \;because\; \; 0!=1$$If\; \; \; ^{n}C_{a}=^{n}C_{b}\Rightarrow \; either\; \; a=b\; or\; a=n-b\: or\: n=a+b$$^{n}C_{r}+^{n}C_{r-1}=^{n+1}C_{r}$For Example$^{7}C_{5}=\frac{7!}{5!(7-5)!}=\frac{7\times 6\times 5!}{5!\times 2!}=\frac{7\times 6}{2\times 1}=21$$^{7}C_{5}=\: ^{7}C_{7-5}=\: ^{7}C_{2}=\frac{7\times 6}{2\times 1}=21$
Relation between permutation and combination is given as :$^{n}P_{r}=^{n}C_{r}\times r!, where 0\leq r\leq n$
Formula for finding the number of diagonal of a polygon
If a polygon have n sides then number of diagonals can be calculated by using the formula $^{n}C_{2}-n$
Q) If a polygon have 44 diagonals then what is the number of sides of the polygon.
Sol. If a polygon have n sides then number of diagonals are given by $^{n}C_{2}-n$According to this question number of diagonals is 44. Therefore $^{n}C_{2}-n=44$$\frac{n(n-1)}{2\times 1}-n=44$$n^{2}-3n-88=0$$(n-11)(n+8)=0\Rightarrow n=11, n=-8$But number of sides cannot be negative so rejecting n= - 8. Hence we have n = 11

Q ) How many positive numbers  greater than 6000 and less than 7000 which are divisible by 5 if  no digit is repeated.                                                                         [Ans 112]

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