Problem 2BSC

California Fantasy The winning numbers for the current California Fantasy 5 lottery are 13, 18, 22, 24, and 32 in any order. Do calculations for winning this lottery involve permutations or combinations? Why?

Solution 2BSC

Permutations:

Permutations are the different arrangements of a given number of things by taking some or all at a time.

Combinations:

Each of the different groups or selections formed by taking some or all of a number of objects is called a combination.

The winning numbers for the current California Fantasy 5 lottery are 13, 18, 22, 24 and 32 in any order.

From the given information the arrangement is any order. Hence, a calculation for winning lottery involves permutations.