# NCERT Solutions for Class 11 Maths Chapter 7 Permutation and Combinations

**NCERT Solutions for Class 11 Maths Chapter 7 Permutation and Combinations: **Permutation means an arrangement where order matters and a combination means choosing a group of items where order doesn't matter. In this chapter, you will get NCERT solutions for class 11 maths chapter 7 permutation and combinations. If you have 6 pants and 3 shirts, how many pairs you can wear? Suppose the pants are represented by p1,p2,p3,p4,p5,p6 and shirt by s1, s2, s3 then the possible pairs are (p1,s1), (p1,s2), (p1,s3), (p2,s1), (p2,s2), (p2,s3), (p3,s1), (p3,s2), (p3,s3), (p4,s1), (p4,s2), (p4,s3), (p5,s1), (p5,s2), (p5,s3), (p6,s1), (p6,s2), (p6,s3). So 18 pairs can be made. If this number is much higher, then how will you proceed to solve this type of problem? In solutions of NCERT for class 11 maths chapter 7 permutation and combinations, you will learn to solve this type of problem in a systematic manner. Without listing the pairs we can simply say that pairs are possible. That is “If an event can occur in p different ways, following which another event can occur in q different ways, then the total number of occurrence of the events in the given order is and this is known as the fundamental principle of counting. This chapter starts with the fundamental principle of counting and then moves to the concepts of permutation and combinations. These concepts are useful in solving many real-life problems related to selection and arrangement. In this chapter, there are 31 problems in 4 exercises. All these problems are explained in NCERT solutions for class 11 maths chapter 7 permutation and combinations in a detailed manner. It will be very easy for you to understand the concepts. Check all **NCERT Solutions **from class 6 to class 12 which will help you to learn CBSE science and maths. Here you will get NCERT solutions for class 11 also.

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**The topics of the chapter Permutation and Combinations are listed below **

7.1 Introduction

7.2 Fundamental Principle of Counting

7.3 Permutations

7.4 Combinations

**The NCERT Solutions for Class 11 Maths Chapter 7 Permutation and Combinations are given below: **

** NCERT solutions for class 11 maths chapter 7 permutation and combinations-Exercise: 7.1 **

** Question:1(i) ** How many 3-digit numbers can be formed from the digits 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 assuming that

repetition of the digits is allowed?

** Answer: **

The five digits are 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5

As we know that repetition of the digits is allowed,

so , unit place can be filled by any of five digits.

Similarly , tens and hundreds digits can also be filled by any of five digits.

Number of 3-digit numbers can be formed

** Question:1(ii) ** How many 3-digit numbers can be formed from the digits 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 assuming that

repetition of the digits is not allowed?

** Answer: **

The five digits are 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5

As we know that repetition of the digits is not allowed,

so, the unit place can be filled by any of five digits.

Tens place can be filled with any of the remaining four digits.

Hundreds place can be filled with any of the remaining three digits.

Number of 3-digit numbers can be formed when repetition is not allowed

** Answer: **

The six digits are 1, 2, 3, 4 ,5 and 6

As we know that repetition of the digits is allowed,

so, the unit place can be filled by any of even digits i.e.2,4 or 6

Similarly, tens and hundreds of digits can also be filled by any of six digits.

Number of 3-digit even numbers can be formed

** Answer: **

There are 10 letters of English alphabets.

As we know that repetition of the letters is not allowed,

so, the first place can be filled by any of 10 letters.

Second place can be filled with any of the remaining 9 letters.

Third place can be filled with any of the remaining 8 letters.

The fourth place can be filled with any of the remaining 7 letters.

Number of 4-letter code can be formed when the repetition of letters is not allowed

Hence, 5040 4-letter codes can be formed using the first 10 letters of the English alphabet, if no letter can be repeated.

** Answer: **

It is given that 5-digit telephone numbers always start with 67.

First, two digits among 5-digit telephone numbers are fixed and rest 3 digits are variable.

The 10 digits are from 0 to 9.

As we know that repetition of the digits is not allowed,

so, the first and second place is filled by two digits 67

Third place can be filled with any of the remaining 8 digits.

The fourth place can be filled with any of the remaining 7 digits.

The fifth place can be filled with any of the remaining 6 digits.

Number of 5-digit telephone numbers can be formed when repetition is not allowed

** Question:5 ** A coin is tossed 3 times and the outcomes are recorded. How many possible outcomes are there?

** Answer: **

When a coin is tossed the number of outcomes is 2 i.e. head or tail.

When a coin is tossed 3 times then by multiplication principle,

the number of outcomes

** Answer: **

Each signal requires use of 2 flags.

There will be as many flags as there are ways of filling in 2 vacant places in succession by the given 5 flags of different colours.

The upper vacant place can be filled in 5 different ways with any of 5 flags and lower vacant place can be filled in 4 different ways by any of rest 4 flags.

Hence, by multiplication principle number of different signals that can be generated

** NCERT solutions for class 11 maths chapter 7 permutation and combinations-Exercise: 7.2 **

**NCERT solutions for class 11 maths chapter 7 permutation and combinations-Exercise: 7.3 **

** Question:1 ** How many 3-digit numbers can be formed by using the digits 1 to 9 if no digit is repeated?

** Answer: **

3-digit numbers have to be formed by using the digits 1 to 9.

Here, the order of digits matters.

Therefore, there will be as many 3-digit numbers as there are permutations of 9 different digits taken 3 at a time.

Therefore, the required number of 3-digit numbers

** Question:2 ** How many 4-digit numbers are there with no digit repeated?

** Answer: **

The thousands place of 4-digit numbers has to be formed by using the digits 1 to 9(0 cannot be included).

Therefore, the number of ways in which thousands place can be filled is 9.

Hundreds,tens, unit place can be filled by any digits from 0 to 9.

The digit cannot be repeated in 4-digit numbers and thousand places is occupied with a digit.

Hundreds, tens, unit place can be filled by remaining any 9 digits.

Therefore, there will be as many 3-digit numbers as there are permutations of 9 different digits taken 3 at a time.

Therefore, the required number of 3-digit numbers

Thus, by multiplication principle, required 4 -digit numbers is

** Answer: **

3-digit even numbers can be made using the digits 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, if no digit is repeated.

The unit place can be filled in 3 ways by any digits from 2,4 or 6.

The digit cannot be repeated in 3-digit numbers and the unit place is occupied with a digit(2,4 or 6).

Hundreds, tens place can be filled by remaining any 5 digits.

Therefore, there will be as many 2-digit numbers as there are permutations of 5 different digits taken 2 at a time.

Therefore, the required number of 2-digit numbers

Thus, by multiplication principle, required 3 -digit numbers is

** Answer: **

4-digit numbers that can be formed using the digits 1, 2, 3, 4,5.

Therefore, there will be as many 4-digit numbers as there are permutations of 5 different digits taken 4 at a time.

Therefore, the required number of 4-digit numbers

4-digit even numbers can be made using the digits 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 if no digit is repeated.

The unit place can be filled in 2 ways by any digits from 2 or 4.

The digit cannot be repeated in 4-digit numbers and the unit place is occupied with a digit(2 or 4).

Thousands, hundreds, tens place can be filled by remaining any 4 digits.

Therefore, there will be as many 3-digit numbers as there are permutations of 4 different digits taken 3 at a time.

Therefore, the required number of 3-digit numbers

Thus, by multiplication principle, required 4 -digit numbers is

** Answer: **

** ** From a committee of 8 persons, chairman and a vice chairman are to be chosen assuming one person can not hold more than one position.

Therefore,number of ways of choosing a chairman and a vice chairman is permutations of 8 different objects taken 2 at a time.

Therefore, required number of ways

** Question:7(i) ** Find r if

** Answer: **

Given :

To find the value of r.

We know that

where

Thus the value of,

** Answer: **

There are 8 different letters in word EQUATION.

Therefore, words, with or without meaning, can be formed using all the letters of the word EQUATION, using each letter exactly once

is permutations of 8 different letters taken 8 at a time, which is

Hence, the required number of words formed

** Answer: **

There are 6 letters in word MONDAY.

Therefore, words that can be formed using 4 letters of the word MONDAY.

Hence, the required number of words formed using 4 letters

** Question:9(ii) ** How many words, with or without meaning can be made from the letters of the word MONDAY, assuming that no letter is repeated, if.

all letters are used at a time

** Answer: **

There are 6 letters in word MONDAY.

Therefore, words that can be formed using all 6 letters of the word MONDAY.

Hence, the required number of words formed using 6 letters at a time

** Question:9(iii) ** How many words, with or without meaning can be made from the letters of the word MONDAY, assuming that no letter is repeated, if.

all letters are used but first letter is a vowel?

** Answer: **

There are 6 letters and 2 vowels in word MONDAY.

Therefore, the right most position can be filled by any of these 2 vowels in 2 ways.

Remaining 5 places of the word can be filled using any of rest 5 letters of the word MONDAY.

Hence, the required number of words formed using 5 letters at a time

Words formed starting from vowel using 6 letters

** Question:10 ** In how many of the distinct permutations of the letters in MISSISSIPPI do the four I’s not come together?

** Answer: **

In the given word MISSISSIPPI, I appears 4 times, S appears 4 times, M appears 1 time and P appear 2 times.

Therefore, the number of distinct permutations of letters of the given word is

There are 4 I's in the given word. When they occur together they are treated as a single object for the time being. This single object with the remaining 7 objects will be 8 objects.

These 8 objects in which there are 4Ss and 2Ps can be arranged in ways.

The number of arrangement where all I's occur together = 840.

Hence, the distinct permutations of the letters in MISSISSIPPI in which the four I's do not come together

** Question:11(i) ** In how many ways can the letters of the word PERMUTATIONS be arranged if the

** ** words start with P and end with S?

** Answer: **

There are 2 T's in word PERMUTATIONS, all other letters appear at once only.

If words start with P and ending with S i.e. P and S are fixed, then 10 letters are left.

The required number of arrangements are

** Question:11(ii) ** In how many ways can the letters of the word PERMUTATIONS be arranged if the

** Answer: **

There are 5 vowels in word PERMUTATIONS and each appears once.

Since all 5 vowels are to occur together so can be treated as 1 object.

The single object with the remaining 7 objects will be 8 objects.

The 8 objects in which 2 T's repeat can be arranged as

ways.

These 5 vowels can also be arranged in ways.

Hence, using the multiplication principle, the required number of arrangements are

ways.

** Question:11(iii) ** In how many ways can the letters of the word PERMUTATIONS be arranged if the

there are always 4 letters between P and S?

** Answer: **

The letters of the word PERMUTATIONS be arranged in such a way that there are always 4 letters between P and S.

Therefore, in a way P and S are fixed. The remaining 10 letters in which 2 T's are present can be arranged in

ways.

Also, P and S can be placed such that there are 4 letters between them in ways.

Therefore, using the multiplication principle required arrangements

** NCERT solutions for class 11 maths chapter 7 permutation and combinations-Exercise: 7.4 **

** Question:1 ** If find

** Answer: **

Given :

We know that

Thus the answer is 45

** Question:3 ** How many chords can be drawn through 21 points on a circle?

** Answer: **

To draw chords 2 points are required on the circle.

To know the number of chords on the circle , when points on the circle are 21.

Combinations =Number of chords

** Question:4 ** In how many ways can a team of 3 boys and 3 girls be selected from 5 boys and 4 girls?

** Answer: **

A team of 3 boys and 3 girls be selected from 5 boys and 4 girls.

3 boys can be selected from 5 boys in ways.

3 girls can be selected from 4 boys in ways.

Therefore, by the multiplication principle, the number of ways in which a team of 3 boys and 3 girls can be selected

** Answer: **

There are 6 red balls, 5 white balls and 5 blue balls.

9 balls have to be selected in such a way that consists of 3 balls of each colour.

3 balls are selected from 6 red balls in .

3 balls are selected from 5 white balls in

3 balls are selected from 5 blue balls in .

Hence, by the multiplication principle, the number of ways of selecting 9 balls

** Answer: **

In a deck, there is 4 ace out of 52 cards.

A combination of 5 cards is to be selected containing exactly one ace.

Then, one ace can be selected in ways and other 4 cards can be selected in ways.

Hence, using the multiplication principle, required the number of 5 card combination

** Answer: **

Out off, 17 players, 5 are bowlers.

A cricket team of 11 is to be selected such that there are exactly 4 bowlers.

4 bowlers can be selected in ways and 7 players can be selected in ways.

Thus, using multiplication priciple, number of ways of selecting the team

** Answer: **

A bag contains 5 black and 6 red balls.

2 black balls can be selected in ways and 3 red balls can be selected in ways.

Thus, using multiplication priciple, number of ways of selecting 2 black and 3 red balls

** Answer: **

9 courses are available and 2 specific courses are compulsory for every student.

Therefore, every student has to select 3 courses out of the remaining 7 courses.

This can be selected in ways.

Thus, using multiplication priciple, number of ways of selecting courses

**NCERT solutions for class 11 maths chapter 7 permutation and combinations-Miscellaneous Exercise **

** Answer: **

In the word DAUGHTER, we have

vowels = 3(A,E,U)

consonants = 5(D,G,H,T,R)

Number of ways of selecting 2 vowels

Number of ways of selecting 3 consonants

Therefore, the number of ways of selecting 2 vowels and 3 consonants

Each of these 30 combinations of 2 vowels and 3 consonants can be arranged in ways.

Thus, the required number of different words

** Answer: **

In the word EQUATION, we have

vowels = 5(A,E,I,O,U)

consonants = 3(Q,T,N)

Since all the vowels and consonants occur together so (AEIOU) and (QTN) can be assumed as single objects.

Then, permutations of these two objects taken at a time

Corresponding to each of these permutations, there are permutations for vowels and permutations for consonants.

Thus, by multiplication principle, required the number of different words

** Question:3(i) ** A committee of 7 has to be formed from 9 boys and 4 girls. In how many ways can this be done when the committee consists of:

** Answer: **

There are 9 boys and 4 girls. ** ** A committee of 7 has to be formed.

Given : Girls =3, so boys in committee= 7-3=4

Thus, the required number of ways

** Question:3(ii) ** A committee of 7 has to be formed from 9 boys and 4 girls. In how many ways can this be done when the committee consists of:

** Answer: **

There are 9 boys and 4 girls. ** ** A committee of 7 has to be formed.

** (ii) at least ** 3 girls, there can be two cases :

(a) Girls =3, so boys in committee= 7-3=4

Thus, the required number of ways

(b) Girls =4, so boys in committee= 7-4=3

Thus, the required number of ways

Hence, in this case, the number of ways = 504+84=588

** Question:3(iii) ** A committee of 7 has to be formed from 9 boys and 4 girls. In how many ways can this be done when the committee consists of:

** Answer: **

There are 9 boys and 4 girls. ** ** A committee of 7 has to be formed.

** (ii) ** atmost 3 girls, there can be 4 cases :

(a) Girls =0, so boys in committee= 7-0=7

Thus, the required number of ways

(b) Girls =1, so boys in committee= 7-1=6

Thus, the required number of ways

(c) Girls =2, so boys in committee= 7-2=5

Thus, the required number of ways

(d) Girls =3, so boys in committee= 7-3=4

Thus, the required number of ways

Hence, in this case, the number of ways = 36+336+756+504=1632

** Answer: **

In the word EXAMINATION, we have 11 letters out of which A,I, N appear twice and all other letters appear once.

The word that will be listed before the first word starting with E will be words starting with A.

Therefore, to get the number of words starting with A, letter A is fixed at extreme left position, the remaining 10 letters can be arranged.

Since there are 2 I's and 2 N's in the remaining 10 letters.

Number of words starting with A

Thus, the required number of different words = 907200

** Answer: **

For the number to be divisible by 10, unit digit should be 0.

Thus, 0 is fixed at a unit place.

Therefore, the remaining 5 places should be filled with 1,3,5,7,9.

The remaining 5 vacant places can be filled in ways.

Hence, the required number of 6 digit numbers which are divisible by 10

** Answer: **

Two different vowels and 2 different consonants are to be selected from the English alphabets.

Since there are 5 different vowels so the number of ways of selecting two different vowels =

Since there are 21 different consonants so the number of ways of selecting two different consonants =

Therefore, the number of combinations of 2 vowels and 2 consonants

Each of these 2100 combinations has 4 letters and these 4 letters arrange among themselves in ways.

Hence, the required number of words

** Answer: **

It is given that a question paper consists of 12 questions divided in two parts i.e., Part I and Part II, containing 5 and 7 questions, respectively.

A student is required to attempt 8 questions in all, selecting at least 3 from each part.

This can be done as follows:

(i) 3 questions from part I and 5 questions from part II

(ii) 4 questions from part I and 4 questions from part II

(iii) 5 questions from part I and 3 questions from part II

3 questions from part I and 5 questions from part II can be selected in ways.

4 questions from part I and 4 questions from part II can be selected in ways.

5 questions from part I and 3 questions from part II can be selected in ways.

Hence, required number of ways of selecting questions :

** Answer: **

From a deck of 52 cards, 5 cards combinations have to be made in such a way that in each selection of 5 cards there is exactly 1 king.

Number of kings =4

Number of ways of selecting 1 king

4 cards from the remaining 48 cards are selected in ways.

Thus, the required number of 5 card combinations

** Answer: **

** ** It is required to seat 5 men and 4 women in a row so that the women occupy the even places.

The 5 men can be seated in ways.

4 women can be seated at cross marked places (so that women occupy even places)

Therefore, women can be seated in ways.

Thus, the possible arrangements

** Answer: **

** ** From a class of 25 students, 10 are to be chosen for an excursion party.

There are 3 students who decide that either all of them will join or none of them will join, there are two cases :

The case I: All 3 off them join.

Then, the remaining 7 students can be chosen from 22 students in ways.

Case II : All 3 of them do not join.

Then,10 students can be chosen from 22 students in ways.

Thus, the required number of ways for the excursion of party

** Question:11 ** In how many ways can the letters of the word ASSASSINATION be arranged so that all the S’s are together?

** Answer: **

In the word ASSASSINATION, we have

number of S =4

number of A =3

number of I= 2

number of N =2

Rest of letters appear at once.

Since all words have to be arranged in such a way that all the S are together so we can assume SSSS as an object.

The single object SSSS with other 9 objects is counted as 10.

These 10 objects can be arranged in (we have 3 A's,2 I's,2 N's)

ways.

Hence, requires the number of ways of arranging letters

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** There are some important formulas in NCERT solutions for class 11 maths chapter 7 permutation and combinations which you should remember: **

In simple words, a permutation is the number of possible arrangments within a fixed group where order matters and to calculate permutation you can use the formula mentioned below.

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In simple words, the combinations mean how many groups can be formed from a large number of people. Here you are not considering the order as you are just forming groups from a large group. To calculate the combinations you can use the formula mentioned below.

In this chapter, there are 11 problems in miscellaneous exercise. To get command on this chapter you should solve miscellaneous exercise too. In NCERT solutions for class 11 maths chapter 7 permutation and combinations, you will get solutions to miscellaneous exercise too. This chapter ** ** very important for the probability which you will be studying in class 11 and 12 both.

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## Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - NCERT Solutions for Class 11 Maths Chapter 7 Permutation and Combinations

**Question: **What are important topics of the chapter Permutation and Combinations ?

**Answer: **

Fundamental principle of counting, permutations, combinations are the covered in this chapter.

**Question: **What is the weightage of chapter permutation and combination in Jee main ?

**Answer: **

Permutation and combination has 3 % weightage in the Jee main exam.

**Question: **Does CBSE provides the solutions of NCERT class 11 maths ?

**Answer: **

No, CBSE doesn’t provided NCERT solutions for any class or subject.

**Question: **Where can I find the complete solutions of NCERT for class 11 maths ?

**Answer: **

Here you will get the detailed NCERT solutions for class 11 maths by clicking on the link.

**Question: **What is the weightage of chapter permutation and combination in Jee advanced ?

**Answer: **

Permutation and combination has about 3 % weightage in the Jee advanced exam.

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