# How to Use Excel PERMUT Function?

Excel PERMUT Function: Excel is a spreadsheet program that is developed for WindowsMacAndroid, and iOS. It helps to perform calculations on your PC. The purpose of this software is to do complicated calculations which are difficult to do manually. If you want to find out the number of permutations for a given number of items, you can use this function.

In this guide, you will understand the usage of Excel PERMUT Function with its syntax, explanation, and examples. Get an official version of MS Excel from the following link:

https://www.microsoft.com/en-in/microsoft-365/excel

## Description of PERMUT Function

• This function returns the number of permutations from the given number of items.
• PERMUT Function is not like COMBIN Function. In the COMBIN Function, the internal order is significant but in Permutations, the internal order is not significant.
• You can manually calculate permutations by using the below formula.

## Syntax

• Here, you will see the syntax of the PERMUT function.
• To apply this function on your spreadsheet, you must select a cell and enter the formula in the following format.
• Once you enter the formula, click the button to get the result.

=PERMUT(number, number_chosen)

Arguments Explanation:

• number – It represents the total number of items.
• number_chosen – It is the number of items in each permutation.

Note: 1) If either of the argument is non-numeric and then this function returns #VALUE! Error. 2) If the input number is less than the number_chosen, it returns #NUM! Error.

## Examples

Let’s see some examples to quickly understand the usage of PERMUT Function.

• Initially, you must open your Excel workbook on your PC and launch the worksheet with data.
• In the below image, you can see the inputs in Column A and B, and we will get the permutations for the given values using the PERMUT function.
• Then, you must enter the formula in the cell below to get the result.
• After entering the formula, you need to click the  button to get the output.
• Once you get the output for the first cell, you have to drag down that cell to fill in the remaining values as shown in the below image.
• Formula and working explanation of PERMUT Function.
• If either of the argument is non-numeric and then this function returns #VALUE! Error.
• If the input number is less than the number_chosen, it returns #NUM! Error.