Search for a tool
K-Permutations

Tool to count and generate partial k-permutations, ie combinations where the order matters (A,B distinct with B,A).

Results

K-Permutations -

Tag(s) : Combinatorics

Share dCode and more

dCode is free and its tools are a valuable help in games, maths, geocaching, puzzles and problems to solve every day!
A suggestion ? a feedback ? a bug ? an idea ? Write to dCode!

Please, check our dCode Discord community for help requests!
NB: for encrypted messages, test our automatic cipher identifier!

Feedback and suggestions are welcome so that dCode offers the best 'K-Permutations' tool for free! Thank you!

# K-Permutations

## k-Permutation Generator

### Permutation Generator

⮞ Go to: Permutations

## Counting Partial Permutations

### What is a partial permutation? (Definition)

In mathematics, a partial permutation (also called k-permutation or arrangements) is an ordered list of items without repetition. These are the permutations of each combination.

### How to generate k-permutations?

A partial permutation of k items out of n consists in the list of all possible permutations of each combination of k out of n.

Example: 2 items among 3 (A,B,C) can be shuffled in 6 ways: A,B A,C B,A B,C C,A C,B

In a k-permutation the notion of order is important A,B is different from B,A, contrary to combinations.

### How to count k-permutations?

The counting of the permutations uses combinatorics and factorials

Example: For k items out of n, the number of k-permutations is equal to $$n!/(n-k)!$$

### When to use k-permutations?

In counting/combinatorial, the k-permutations are used to count the cases where $k$ elements are selected from among $n$ when the order matters.

Example: Number of podium of 3 horses among 20 participants in a horse race: 20 * 19 * 18 = 6840 possibilities

Example: Number of routes passing through 5 French cities (35,000 municipalities): 52506870250563750840000 separate routes

Example: Number of sentences of 10 words in the dictionary (100,000 words): 99955008699055063270306822366827310265723712000000 possible sentences

### Chat is the list of arrangements?

The list is infinite, here are some examples:

 A(2,3) 6 arranged subsets (1,2)(2,1)(1,3)(3,1)(2,3)(3,2) A(2,4) 12 arranged subsets (1,2)(2,1)(1,3)(3,1)(1,4)(4,1)(2,3)(3,2)(2,4)(4,2)(3,4)(4,3) A(2,5) 20 arranged subsets (1,2)(2,1)(1,3)(3,1)(1,4)(4,1)(1,5)(5,1)(2,3)(3,2)(2,4)(4,2)(2,5)(5,2)(3,4)(4,3)(3,5)(5,3)(4,5)(5,4) A(2,6) 30 arranged subsets (1,2)(2,1)(1,3)(3,1)(1,4)(4,1)(1,5)(5,1)(1,6)(6,1)(2,3)(3,2)(2,4)(4,2)(2,5)(5,2)(2,6)(6,2)(3,4)(4,3)(3,5)(5,3)(3,6)(6,3)(4,5)(5,4)(4,6)(6,4)(5,6)(6,5) A(3,4) 24 arranged subsets (1,2,3)(2,1,3)(3,1,2)(1,3,2)(2,3,1)(3,2,1)(1,2,4)(2,1,4)(4,1,2)(1,4,2)(2,4,1)(4,2,1)(1,3,4)(3,1,4)(4,1,3)(1,4,3)(3,4,1)(4,3,1)(2,3,4)(3,2,4)(4,2,3)(2,4,3)(3,4,2)(4,3,2)

### How to remove the limit when computing k-permutations?

Partial permutations need exponential resources of computer time, so the generation must be paid.

## Source code

dCode retains ownership of the "K-Permutations" source code. Except explicit open source licence (indicated Creative Commons / free), the "K-Permutations" algorithm, the applet or snippet (converter, solver, encryption / decryption, encoding / decoding, ciphering / deciphering, breaker, translator), or the "K-Permutations" functions (calculate, convert, solve, decrypt / encrypt, decipher / cipher, decode / encode, translate) written in any informatic language (Python, Java, PHP, C#, Javascript, Matlab, etc.) and all data download, script, or API access for "K-Permutations" are not public, same for offline use on PC, mobile, tablet, iPhone or Android app!
Reminder : dCode is free to use.

## Cite dCode

The copy-paste of the page "K-Permutations" or any of its results, is allowed (even for commercial purposes) as long as you cite dCode!
Exporting results as a .csv or .txt file is free by clicking on the export icon
Cite as source (bibliography):
K-Permutations on dCode.fr [online website], retrieved on 2023-10-01, https://www.dcode.fr/partial-k-permutations

## Need Help ?

Please, check our dCode Discord community for help requests!
NB: for encrypted messages, test our automatic cipher identifier!