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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1. Annie writes the numbers 1 through 10 on note cards. She flips the cards over so she cannot see the number and selects three cards from the stack. What is the probability that she has selected the cards numbered 1, 2, and 3?

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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About This Quiz & Worksheet

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

This quiz and worksheet can help you practice the following skills:

  • 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

Additional Learning

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
  • Learn more about factorials
  • Practice expanding and simplifying factorials