There are many problems throughout the text labeled IN YOUR OWN WORDS. Just relax; do not be afraid to
give your opinion. For the most part, these questions do not have "right" or
"wrong" answers. You should spend about five minutes in answering each of
These are applications of either combinations, permutations, or fundamental counting
principle. See Examples 2 and 7.
See Example 8.
These are combinations, permutations, or the fundamental counting principle.
See Examples 1, 3, and 7.
These are applications of either combinations (order not important, repetitions not
allowed) or permutations (order important, repetitions not allowed).
These are applications of either combinations, permutations, the fundamental counting
principle, or distinguishable permutations.
However, as you go through the book be sure you look at
all the examples in the text. If you need hints for the
Level 3 problems, check some sources for help on the internet
(see the LINKS for that particular section. As a last resort,
you can call the author at (707) 829-0606.
On the other hand, the problems designated "Problem Solving"
generally require techniques that do not have textbook examples.
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