# EASY Pre-Algebra

In the following situation, determine whether you are asked to determine the number of permutations or combinations. Then do the calculation.

How many ways can the four offices of chairman, vice chairman, secretary, and treasurer be filled from a club with 28 members?

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1. the four offices are defined and distinct.
e.g, you could not simply interchange the office of the secretary with the office of the chairman

So you have a permutation, since the order matters.

Words such as "committee, select, choose"
usually imply a combination

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