Thinking Mathematically (6th Edition)

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Chapter 11 - Counting Methods and Probability Theory - 11.2 Permutations - Exercise Set 11.2: 18

Answer

980,179,200

Work Step by Step

$\frac{17!}{9!}$ = $\frac{17*16*15*14*13*12*11*10*9!}{9!}$ 9! is common in the numerator and the denominator of the given expression, so cancel 9!. Therefore, evaluate $17*16*15*14*13*12*11*10 = 980,179,200$
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