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3. To the saune base add the product of the exponent and common difference of the factorial factor thus completed, and to the sum as a base apply the remaining exponent of the two factorial factors, and the common difference, then the quantity thus formed will be the other factorial factor.

Examples. 1. Resolve male into two factorial factors, so that one of them may have the given exponent r.

By rule n- will be the exponent of the other, now if male be the one factorial, (m trc) - will be the other.

Or if mc be the one factorial [m+(n-)]rls will be the other.

2. Resolve male into two factorial factors, so that one of them may bave the given exponent 1.

By rule n-1 will be the exponent of the other; now, therefore, if mik=m, be the one factorial factor, then (m-cn-li will be the other, or if ma-l be the one factorial, then will' [m+(1-1)c]" m+ (1-1)c be the other.

3. Resolve mais into two factorial factors, so that one of them may have the given exponent 1.

By rule n-1 will be the exponent of the other ; if therefore mili be the one factorial factor, then will (m+1)=-11 be the other, or if the one factorial factor be mawili then will the other factorial factor be (m +1-1)=m+1-1.

4. Resolve male into two factorial factors, so that one of them may have the given exponent r.

By rule n— will be the exponent of the other; therefore, if meie be the one factorial factor, then will (m-rc)-rī be the other.

Or if mark be the one factorial factor, then will [m--(n---)c]mbe the other.

5. Resolve mall into two factorial factors, so that one of them may have the given exponent 1.

By rule n-1 is the exponent of the other ; therefore if mili=m be the one factorial factor, the other will be (m-1)-

Or, if the one factorial factor be moeili the other will be (16+1)ār=m-n+1, which is the last term of the factorial mali?

Definitions. 1. The different positions in which the same things can be placed, are called their permutations.

2. The different collections that can be formed out of a given number of things, are called combinations.

3. Each collection of things combined out of a given number of things, is called a parcel.

4. The number of things to be combined, are called the base or first order, and the things combined are said to be raised from that base.

5. The whole number of parcels that can be formed by taking a given number of things, out of a greater given number of things into each parcel, is called an order of combination.

6. The number of an order of combination, is the same as the number of the letters forming each parcel.

7. Combinations which have no two letters alike in any parcel, are called combinations without repetitions.

8. Combinations which have parcels containing two or more things alike, are called combinations with repetitions.

Theorem 1. (1.) The number of permutations of m things taken n at a time is minli.

As any one of the m quantities may stand first, there will be m different ways of filling up the first place.

Now whichever of the m things stand first, there will remain (m-1) things to make choice of to fill up the second place ; let, therefore, each of the m things be supposed to be placed and to stand first when combined in separate parcels; then since any one of them may be adjoined with the remaining m-1 things m-

- 1 different ways, let this be done, and each one of the m things will be multiplied m-1 times when placed in two's; therefore the whole number of the m things will be multiplied m-1 times ; and therefore the number of parcels in two's will be m(m-1)=2217 which is equal to the number of their permutations.

Now, since each parcel contains two things, there will remain m-2 things; therefore each parcel in two's may be adjoined -2 times with each of the remaining things ; let this be done, and each parcel in two's will be multiplied m-2 times ; and consequently the whole number of parcels in two's will be multiplied m-2 times, in order to produce the parcels in three's. But the number of parcels in two's is m(m-1); therefore the number of parcels in three's is m(m-1) (m—2)=msi

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In the same manner it may be shown that the number of parcels or permutations in four's is mui; therefore, in general, the number of parcels or permutations with m things, taken n at a time, is m7.

(2.) Corollary :- When n is equal to m, the number of permu. tations of m things, taken m at a time, is mmii=1-7; hence the per. mutations of two things in two's is 1x2=2; of three things in three's, is 1x2x3=6; and of four things in four's, is 1 X2 X3 X4= 24; and so on.

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