Permutations with and without Repetition

Learn the difference between permutations with and without repetition.

Reordering a string with repetition

Our next problem deals with generating permutations and combinations. How many ways can we rearrange a string? If repetition is allowed, the number will be large. How does this happen?

A string is a sequence of characters. It’s a representation of data structure, an array of characters.

Therefore, it has a length. If repetition is allowed, we can count the length of the string and safely say that the factorial of that number is the number of ways a string can be rearranged. But the real trick is how rearrangement works.

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