# Exploring Permutations and Combinations in Mathematics

TLDR Permutations and combinations are mathematical concepts used to calculate the number of possible outcomes in various situations, such as shuffling a deck of cards or choosing pizza toppings. The host also addresses listener feedback on previous episodes about the Discovery of Fire and the history of wine.

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00:00 Permutations and combinations are part of the same branch of mathematics and can be used to calculate the number of possible outcomes in various situations.
02:27 The number of different ways a deck of playing cards can be arranged is equal to 52 factorial.
04:49 There are more ways to shuffle a deck of cards than there are atoms in our entire galaxy, and the mathematical term for putting things in a particular order is known as a permutation.
06:58 The number of three-topping pizza combinations out of five, where there are no repeated toppings, is ten.
09:14 The odds of winning a single ticket in the Powerball lottery are one in 292,201,338, and the designers of the game intentionally included the separate power ball number to make the odds long but not too long.
11:44 The odds of getting a royal flush in Texas Hold'em is 1 in 30,940, which is 21 times better than getting it in just five cards.
14:07 The host responds to listener feedback about the previous episodes on the Discovery of Fire and the history of wine, explaining their reasoning and acknowledging that there are still unanswered questions.
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# Exploring Permutations and Combinations in Mathematics

Permutations and Combinations
by Everything Everywhere Daily