 # How To Use COMBIN()

Description

Returns the number of ways to choose some number of objects from a pool of a given size of objects.

Common Questions about the COMBIN Formula:
1. What does the COMBIN formula do?
2. How can this formula be used to calculate probability?
3. What formula should I use if I want to calculate the number of possible combinations?

How can the COMBIN Formula be Used Appropriately:
1. The COMBIN formula can be used to calculate the number of possible combinations when two or more entities are involved.
2. The COMBIN formula can also be used to calculate the probability of certain outcomes when two or more entities are involved.

How can the COMBIN Formula be Commonly Mistyped:
1. Mistyping the zero (0) or the letter "O" in the formula: COMBIN(0,2).
2. Not using the correct delimiters when inputting the formula: COMBIN(n,r).
3. Using incorrect parentheses: COMBIN(n, r).
4. Other mistypes are COMBINA, COMBN, CMBIN, COMBINE, CMBINE.

What are Some Common Ways the COMBIN Formula is Used Inappropriately:
1. Using the COMBIN formula to calculate the number of permutations, rather than combinations.
2. Inputting incorrect values for the n and k parameters.
3. Trying to use the COMBIN formula to calculate the number of ways an event can happen without inputting enough data.

What are Some Common Pitfalls when Using the COMBIN Formula:
1. Not inputting the formula in the correct way.
2. Not properly setting up the function for the data provided.
3. Not providing enough data for the formula to be appropriately applied.

What are Common Mistakes When Using the COMBIN Formula:
1. Using an incorrect syntax.
2. Not properly setting up the data parameters.
3. Forgetting to input the correct number of objects and outcomes.

What are Common Misconceptions People Might Have with the COMBIN Formula:
1. The COMBIN formula will only calculate combinations when there is an equal number of objects and outcomes.
2. The COMBIN formula only calculates combinations with two objects.
3. The COMBIN formula only works when the objects or elements are independent.

How To Actually Use COMBIN() in Sheets

`COMBIN(n, k)`

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