# Grand Canyon University Permut Function & Combin Function Worksheet

Question Description

I’m trying to study for my Mathematics course and I need some help to understand this question.

Hello Class, you will be using the Permut(first 4) or Combin(last 2) functions in Excel to calculate the # of outcomes
determine the r or the number you are interested in. Use those two values along with the Permut or Combin to fin
different. You have more than one way to win, so the numerator will be more than just 1. Think about the total nu
ALEKS video for Permutation
ALEKS video for combination
ALEKS Video for combination
ALEKS video for the numerator of the last probability of winning
ALEKS hints for this Document
More resources for you from outside resources

Game
Twenty horses ran in the 2016 Kentucky Derby. The Exacta bet involves picking the first two finishers in order.
Determine the number of outcomes for two horses finishing in the first two spots and the probability of winning
the Exacta bet if you pick the horses at random.
Twenty horses ran in the 2016 Kentucky Derby. The Trifecta bet involves picking the first three finishers in
order. Determine the number of outcomes for three horses finishing in the first three spots and the probability
of winning the Trifecta bet if you pick the horses at random.
Twenty horses ran in the 2016 Kentucky Derby. The Superfecta bet involves picking the first four finishers in
order. Determine the number of outcomes for four horses finishing in the first four spots and the probability of
winning the Superfecta bet if you pick the horses at random.
In a lottery game, 50 numbered ping-pong balls are put in a bin, and 4 are randomly chosen. To win the jackpot,
you need to match all 4 numbers in the order in which they were drawn. Determine the number of outcomes
for picking 4 different numbers in order from the 50 ping-pong balls and the probability of you picking the
correct numbers in order.
In a lottery game, 40 numbered ping-pong balls are put in a bin, and 5 are randomly chosen. To win the jackpot,
you need to match all 5 numbers. Determine the number of outcomes for picking 5 different numbers from the
40 ping-pong balls and the probability of you picking the correct numbers.
In a lottery game, 40 numbered ping-pong balls are put in a bin, and 5 are randomly chosen. You’ll get twice
your money back if you match three of the five numbers. Still using the same number of outcomes as the game
above (choosing 5 different ping-pong balls from the 40), determine the probability of matching three out of five
numbers.
In each case, you need to decide whether to use the =PERMUT command or the =COMBIN command,
then use that command to find the number of possible outcomes.
ate the # of outcomes. The function you need depends on the situation in the question. Start off by identifying the n, or numb
ermut or Combin to find the # of outcomes. The probability of winning is 1/# of outcomes for the first 5. For the last one your
hink about the total number of combinations that can happen to win in the last one. Below are resource videos to help you