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This function returns the number of possible permutations for a specified number of items.

PERMUT(k,n)

#### Arguments

This function has these arguments:

Argument Description
k Number of items; must be greater than 0; if not an integer, the number is truncated
n Number of items in each possible permutation; must be positive or 0; if not an integer, the number is truncated

#### Remarks

A permutation is any set or subset of items where internal order is significant. Contrast with combinations (the COMBIN function).

The equation for this function is:

where k and n are defined in the arguments.

#### Data Types

Accepts numeric data for both arguments. Returns numeric data.

#### Examples

PERMUT(B3,5)

PERMUT(C4,B2)

PERMUT(R1C2,2)

PERMUT(8,2) gives the result 56

PERMUT(100,3) gives the result 970200

#### Version Available

This function is available in product version 1.0 or later.