# PERMUT

PERMUT(number, number_chosen)

Returns the number of permutations for a subset of objects or events.

 number The total number of items. number_chosen The number of items in each permutation.

 REMARKS
 * If any of the arguments are not numeric, then #VALUE! is returned.* If "number" is not an integer, it is truncated.* If "number" <= 0, then #NUM! is returned.* If "number_chosen" is not an integer, it is truncated.* If "number_chosen" < 0, then #NUM! is returned.* If "number" < "number_chosen", then #NUM! is returned.* Returns the number of permutations for a given number of objects that can be selected from number objects. A permutation is any set or subset of objects or events where internal order is significant.* Permutations are different from combinations, for which the internal order is not significant.* Suppose you want to calculate the odds of selecting a winning lottery number. Each lottery number contains three numbers, each of which can be between 0 (zero) and 99, inclusive. The following function calculates the number of possible permutations:* You can use the COMBIN function to return the number of combinations for a given number of items.* You can use the PERMUTATIONA function to return the number of permutations (with repetition).* For the Microsoft documentation refer to support.microsoft.com* For the Google documentation refer to support.google.com

 A 1 =PERMUT(100, 1) = 100 2 =PERMUT(100, 1.9) = 100 3 =PERMUT(100, 2) = 9900 4 =PERMUT(100, 3) = 970200 5 =PERMUT(100, "some text") = #VALUE! 6 =PERMUT("some text", 2) = #VALUE!