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Question from Twyla:

How many different ways can cards fall when shuffling? In other words, if you have 52 numbers, each one unique, how many different ways can they be arranged, using each number only once? Looking for a formula
as well as the answer. Thanks!

Hi Twyla,

Have a look at 52! is about 8x1067 and by comparison the number of cubic centimeters in the observable universe is estimated at about 1080.



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