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Combinatorics is the study of counting, combination and permutation, particularly for statistics and probability.[2][3] Combinatorics is also called combinatorial analysis. The first known mention of combinatorics was in the Rhind papyrus about 1650 BCE.


  1. McAdams, David E.. All Math Words Dictionary, combinatorics. 2nd Classroom edition 20150108-4799968. pg 36. Life is a Story Problem LLC. January 8, 2015. Buy the book
  2. Grinstead, Charles M. and Snell, J. Laurie. Introduction to Probability. pp 75-132. Last Accessed 6/25/2018. Buy the book
  3. Smith, Charles. A treatise on algebra. pp 277-288. Macmillan and Company. 1892. Last Accessed 6/25/2018. Buy the book

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