# Permutation

## Permutation Problems - 01

**Problem**

In how many ways can the letters of the word MATHALINO be arranged if the vowels are to come together?

**Problem**

In how many ways can the letters of the word MATHEMATICS be arranged if the consonants are to come together?

## Counting Techniques

**Fundamental Principle of Counting**

If event *E*_{1} can have *n*_{1} different outcomes, event *E*_{2} can have *n*_{2} different outcomes, ..., and event *E _{m}* can have

*n*different outcomes, then it follows that the number of possible outcomes in which composite events

_{m}*E*

_{1},

*E*

_{2}, ...,

*E*can have is

_{m}*n*

_{1}×

*n*

_{2}× ... ×

*n*

_{m}We call this *The Multiplication Principle*.