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PERMUT: Excel Formulae Explained

How do you use PERMUT in Excel?

PERMUT is an Excel function that calculates the number of permutations (combinations) of a set of items. The function takes two arguments: the number of items in the set and the number of items to be permuted. The function returns an array of permutation counts. For example, the following formula returns the number of possible permutations of three items:

=PERMUT(3,3)

This formula returns the following result:

{6, 720, 40320}

What is the syntax of PERMUT in Excel?

The syntax of PERMUT in Excel is as follows:

=PERMUT(number,number_of_permutations)

This function permutes the elements of a range of cells, giving the user the option to specify the number of permutations. The function takes two arguments: the first is the number of items in the range, and the second is the number of permutations.

What is an example of how to use PERMUT in Excel?

One way to use the PERMUT function in Excel is to find all the possible arrangements of a set of objects. For example, if you have a list of six different fruits, you can use the function to find all the possible arrangements of those fruits. To do this, you would enter the following formula in a cell: =PERMUT(6,2) This will return a list of all the possible arrangements of two fruits, six different fruits.

When should you not use PERMUT in Excel?

There are a few instances in which you should not use the PERMUT function in Excel. First, if you have a list of items that is less than or equal to 2, the PERMUT function will return an error. Additionally, if you are trying to create a permutation of a list that is already in sorted order, the PERMUT function will also return an error. Finally, if you are trying to create a permutation of a list that is too large, Excel will not be able to calculate the result and will return an error.

What are some similar formulae to PERMUT in Excel?

The Excel function permut(n,k) calculates the number of permutations of k elements from a set of n elements. The function permutinv(n,k) calculates the number of permutations of k elements in reverse order from a set of n elements. The Excel function Combination(n,k) calculates the number of combinations of k elements from a set of n elements. The Excel function factorial(n) calculates the factorial of n.

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