# How to Calculate the Probability of Permutations

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### A locker combination contains four numbers between 1 and 20 and none of the numbers can be repeated. What is the probability that the locker combination will consist of all even numbers?

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### 2. Jimmy has the letters for the state of MISSISSIPPI written on cards, one letter per card. He turns the cards over and mixes up the order. If he selects one card at a time without replacing the cards, what is the probability that he will spell the word MISS in order?

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This quiz and worksheet gauge your knowledge of the probability of permutations. You will be quizzed on probability and permutation topics.

## Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this quiz and printable worksheet to review:

• Probability
• Calculating the probability of permutations
• Permutations

## Skills Practiced

• Interpreting information - verify that you can read information about probabilities and interpret it correctly
• Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information on permutations in a different light
• Knowledge application - use your knowledge to identify the probability of a certain outcome in a given scenario

There is also an accompanying lesson about probability and permutations called How to Calculate the Probability of Permutations. This lesson will help you:

• Define probability
• Identify the equation to calculate a permutation
• Calculate probability of permutations
• Find examples of permutations