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The Joy of Counting

Lecture no. 4 from the course: The Joy of Mathematics

The Joy of Counting

Taught by Professor Arthur T. Benjamin | 28 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Mathematics Courses

Combinatorics is the study of counting questions such as: How many outfits are possible if you own 8 shirts, 5 pairs of pants, and 10 ties? A trickier question: How many ways are there to arrange 10 books on a shelf? Combinatorics can also be used to analyze numbering systems, such as ZIP Codes or license plates, as well as games of chance.

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