Example 12 - Find value of n nP4 / n-1P4 = 5/3 and  nP5 = 42 nP3

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Example 12 - Chapter 7 Class 11 Permutations and Combinations - Part 2

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Example 12 - Chapter 7 Class 11 Permutations and Combinations - Part 3

  1. Chapter 7 Class 11 Permutations and Combinations (Term 2)
  2. Serial order wise

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Example 12 Find the value of n such that nP5 = 42 nP3, n > 4 Given nP5 = 42 nP3 Calculating nP5 nP5 = ๐‘›!/(๐‘› โˆ’ 5)! = (๐‘›(๐‘› โˆ’ 1)(๐‘› โˆ’ 2)(๐‘› โˆ’ 3)(๐‘› โˆ’ 4)(๐‘› โˆ’ 5)!)/(๐‘› โˆ’ 5)! = n(n โ€“ 1)(n โ€“ 2)(n โ€“ 3)(n โ€“ 4) Calculating 42nP3 42nP3 = 42๐‘›!/(๐‘› โˆ’ 3)! = 42๐‘›(๐‘› โˆ’1)(๐‘› โˆ’ 2)(๐‘› โˆ’ 3)!/(๐‘› โˆ’ 3)! = 42n(n โ€“ 1)(n โ€“ 2) Now, nP5 = 42 nP3 n(n โ€“ 1)(n โ€“ 2)(n โ€“ 3)(n โ€“ 4) = 42n(n โ€“ 1)(n โ€“ 2) (๐‘›(๐‘› โˆ’ 1)(๐‘› โˆ’ 2)(๐‘› โˆ’ 3)(๐‘› โˆ’ 4) )/(๐‘›(๐‘› โˆ’ 1)(๐‘› โˆ’ 2) ) = 42 (n โ€“ 3)(n โ€“ 4) = 42 n(n โ€“ 4) โ€“ 3(n โ€“ 4) = 42 n2 โ€“ 4n โ€“ 3n + 12 = 42 n2 โ€“ 7n + 12 = 42 n2 โ€“ 7n + 12 โ€“ 42 = 0 n2 โ€“ 10n + 3n โ€“ 30 = 0 n(n โ€“ 10) + 3(n โ€“ 10) = 0 (n โ€“ 10) (n + 3) = 0 So, n = 10, and n = โ€“ 3 n(n โ€“ 10) + 3(n โ€“ 10) = 0 (n โ€“ 10) (n + 3) = 0 So, n = 10, and n = โ€“3 But, It is given in question n > 4 So n = โ€“3 not possible Therefore, n = 10 only

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