# PERMUT

The `PERMUT` function returns the number of permutations of a set of objects. A permutation is a way of arranging objects in a specific order. The function takes two arguments: `n`, the total number of objects, and `k`, the number of objects to arrange. The result is the number of possible permutations. This function is commonly used in combinatorics and probability theory.

## Usage

Use the `PERMUT` formula with the syntax shown below, it has 2 required parameters:

Parameters:
1. n (required):
The total number of objects in the set.
2. k (required):
The number of objects to arrange.

## Examples

Here are a few example use cases that explain how to use the `PERMUT` formula in Google Sheets.

### Calculate the number of ways to select a committee

Suppose you have 10 candidates to choose from to form a committee of 4 people. You can use the `PERMUT` function to calculate the number of ways to select the committee in different orders.

### Calculate the number of ways to arrange letters in a word

You can use the `PERMUT` function to calculate the number of ways to arrange the letters in a word. For example, there are 6 permutations of the letters in the word 'ABC'.

### Calculate the number of ways to deal cards

In a game of poker, there are 52 cards in a deck. You can use the `PERMUT` function to calculate the number of ways to deal 5 cards to each player in different orders.

## Common Mistakes

`PERMUT` not working? Here are some common mistakes people make when using the `PERMUT` Google Sheets Formula:

### Using the wrong order of n and k

Make sure to use the correct order of n and k. The correct syntax is `PERMUT(n, k)`.

### Using a non-integer value for n or k

The values for n and k must be integers. If a non-integer value is used, the function will return an error.

The following functions are similar to `PERMUT` or are often used with it in a formula:

• `COMBIN`

The `COMBIN` function calculates the number of combinations for a given number of items. A combination is a way of selecting items from a larger set where order does not matter. This function is commonly used in probability and statistics.

• `FACT`

The `FACT` formula calculates the factorial of a given number. The factorial of a number is the product of all positive integers from 1 to the given number. This formula is commonly used in probability and combinatorics.

• `BINOMDIST`

The `BINOMDIST` function calculates the probability of a certain number of successes in a fixed number of trials given a constant probability of success for each trial. This function is commonly used in statistical analysis and hypothesis testing.

You can learn more about the `PERMUT` Google Sheets function on Google Support.