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PERMUTATIONA: Google Sheets Formulae Explained

How do you use PERMUTATIONA in Google Sheets?

There are many ways to use PermutationA in Google Sheets. One way is to use it to create permutations of a list of items. To do this, you can use the PermutationA function to create a list of all the possible permutations of a set of items. You can then use the INDEX function to get the items in a specific order. Another way to use PermutationA is to use it to create a random list of items. To do this, you can use the PermutationA function to create a list of all the possible permutations of a set of items. You can then use the RANDOM function to get a random item from the list.

What is the syntax of PERMUTATIONA in Google Sheets?

The syntax of PERMUTATIONA in Google Sheets is as follows:

=PERMUTATIONA(number,number_of_permutations)

number - the number of items you want to permute

number_of_permutations - the number of permutations you want to calculate

What is an example of how to use PERMUTATIONA in Google Sheets?

One way to use the permutation function in Google Sheets is to create a random list of numbers. For example, the list (1,2,3,4,5) can be randomly permuted to (5,1,2,3,4), (4,3,2,1,5), (3,5,1,4,2), and so on. To do this, type the list of numbers into a cell in Google Sheets, and then use the permutation function to create a list of all the possible permutations. The function is =permutation(x,y) where "x" is the original list of numbers and "y" is the number of possible permutations. So, for the list (1,2,3,4,5), the function would be =permutation(1,5) since there are 5 possible permutations.

When should you not use PERMUTATIONA in Google Sheets?

There are a few instances in which you should not use PERMUTATIONA in Google Sheets. One instance is when you have a list of numbers that are not in order. For example, if you had the numbers 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and you wanted to find the permutations of these numbers, the function would return 6, not 5. This is because the permutations of a list of numbers are the different ways that the numbers can be arranged, not the different numbers that can be generated. Another instance in which you should not use PERMUTATIONA is when you have a list of text values. This is because the function will return an error.

What are some similar formulae to PERMUTATIONA in Google Sheets?

PERMUTATIONA(n,k) returns the number of permutations of n objects, taking k at a time. PERMUTATIONB(n,k) returns the number of permutations of n objects, including the order of the objects. COMBINATION(n,k) returns the number of combinations of n objects, taking k at a time. RANDOM() generates a random number between 0 and 1. CHOOSE(n,k) returns a value chosen randomly from a list of k values, given that there are n total values in the list.

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