Sheet # 6 Critical Thinking - Combinations
Name: _____________________ Date_____________
Use drawings, words, or numbers to explain how you got your answer.
Jared bought four marbles. One was blue, one was red, one was green and one was black. He puts them in a straight line. How many different ways can he arrange the marbles, and still keep them in the same straight line?
Answers for sheet # 6
1) blue red green black
2) blue red black green
3) blue green red black
4) blue green black red
5) blue black red green
6) blue black green red
If you follow this pattern you should get 24 combinations. Number sentence = 4 x 3 x 2 x 1 = 24 combinations.
If you have 5 objects, then number of combinations are 5 x 4 x 3 x 2 x 1 = 120