Returns the number of permutations for a given number of objects. This function should be used in situations involving the selection of a subset from a set of objects (without repetition), with the selected objects arranged in a particular order.
Returns a positive integer which is the number of permutations of Count2 objects taken from Count1 objects.
Count1 is an integer value or a reference to the cell containing that value which is the total number of objects.
Count2 is an integer value or a reference to the cell containing that value which is the number of objects in each permutation.
- If either Count1 or Count2 is negative or Count1 is smaller than Count2 then the function returns an error value.
- If Count1 or Count2 are non-integer value then they are truncated to integers.
- The formula for PERMUT is:
where n is Count1 and k is Count2.
- For more details on permutation, visit Wikipedia.
|=PERMUT(7;3)||From a group of 7 items, a sequence of 3 can be picked distinctly in 210 ways.||210|
|=PERMUT(7.6;3)||From a group of 7 items (floor value is taken), a sequence of 3 can be picked distinctly in 210 ways.||210|
|=PERMUT(11;-2)||Cannot pick a negative number of items hence the function returns an error value.||Err:502|
|=PERMUT(0;0)||From a group of 0 items, a sequence of 0 can be picked in only 1 way.||1|
|=PERMUT(11;14)||Cannot pick a sequence with more number of items than the total count hence the function returns an error value.||Err:502|
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