The Mth/probability.. Sub-menu - Part; Factorials, Combinations, And Permutations - HP 50g User Manual

Graphing calculator.

Chapter 17
Probability Applications
In this Chapter we provide examples of applications of calculator's functions to
probability distributions.

The MTH/PROBABILITY.. sub-menu - part 1

The MTH/PROBABILITY.. sub-menu is accessible through the keystroke sequence
„´. With system flag 117 set to CHOOSE boxes, the following list of
MTH options is provided (see left-hand side figure below). We have selected
the PROBABILITY.. option (option 7), to show the following functions (see right-
hand side figure below):
In this section we discuss functions COMB, PERM, ! (factorial), RAND, and RDZ.

Factorials, combinations, and permutations

The factorial of an integer n is defined as: n! = n (n-1) (n-2)...3 2 1. By
definition, 0! = 1. Factorials are used in the calculation of the number of
permutations and combinations of objects. For example, the number of
permutations of r objects from a set of n distinct objects is
Also, the number of combinations of n objects taken r at a time is
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