# Combinatorics. Combinations, arrangements and permutations

This calculator calculates number of combinations, arrangements and permutations for given n and m

This content is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License 3.0 (Unported). That means you may freely redistribute or modify this content under the same license conditions and must attribute the original author by placing a hyperlink from your site to this work https://planetcalc.com/978/. Also, please do not modify any references to the original work (if any) contained in this content.

Below is the calculator which computes number of combinations, arrangements and permutations for given n and m. A little reminder on those is below the calculator

So, assume we have a set of n elements.

Each ordered set of n is called **permutation**.

For example, we have set of three elements - А, В, and С.

Example of ordered set (one permutation) is СВА.

Number of permutations from n is

Example: For set of А, В, С number of permutations is 3! = 6. Permutations: АВС, АСВ, ВАС, ВСА, САВ, СВА

If we choose m elements from n in certain order, it is **arrangement**.

For example, arrangement of 2 from 3 is АВ, and ВА is the other arrangement. Number of arrangements of m from n is

Example: For set of А, В, С number of arrangements of 2 from 3 is 3!/1! = 6.

Arrangements: АВ, ВА, АС, СА, ВС, СВ

If we choose m elements from n without any order, it is **combination**.

For example combination of 2 from 3 is АВ. Number of combinations of m from n is

Example: For set of А, В, С number of combinations of 2 from 3 is 3!/(2!*1!) = 3.

Combinations: АВ, АС, СВ

Here is the dependency between permutations, combinations and arrangements

Note - number of permutations from **m**

## Comments