I would like my students to come up with real world situations that they can use Permutations and the Fundamental Counting Principle to solve probabilities.

Here is an example: eight students are running for Student Body President and Vice President. How many possible combinations of President and Vice President are possible?

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__8___x _

__7___= 56

In permutations, order matters! Once a student has won as president, there are only 7 students left to choose from for vice-president.

Respond to this blog with your own real world example. For extra credit comment on two scenarios that your peers come up with.

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