# High School Math : Factorials

## Example Questions

### Example Question #1 : Other Factorials

What is the value of ?

24

4

10

6

12

24

Explanation:

! is the symbol for factorial, which means the product of the whole numbers less than the given number.

Thus, ### Example Question #1 : Understanding Factorials

What is the value of ?      Explanation:

By definition, ### Example Question #3 : Multiplying And Dividing Factorials

Find the value of:       Explanation:

The factorial sign (!) just tells us to multiply that number by every integer that leads up to it.  So, can also be written as: To make this easier for ourselves, we can cancel out the numbers that appear on both the top and bottom: ### Example Question #1 : Multiplying And Dividing Factorials

Solve the following expression.      Explanation: This expression can be simplified because all terms in the expression for 8! are also found in the expression for 10!. By writing the expression below, we are able to cancel 8!. ### Example Question #2 : Multiplying And Dividing Factorials

Solve:       Explanation:

Both the numerator and denominator are factorials. If you expanded both, everything would cancel out except for in the numerator. Multiply those together to get 720.

### Example Question #3 : Multiplying And Dividing Factorials

Simplify .    Explanation:  Thus, since the remaining terms cancel out. 56 is the simplified result.

### Example Question #4 : Multiplying And Dividing Factorials

Stewie has marbles in a bag. How many marbles does Stewie have?      Explanation: Simplifying this equation we notice that the 3's, 2's, and 1's cancel so Alternative Solution ### Example Question #5 : Multiplying And Dividing Factorials

Which of the following is NOT the same as ?      Explanation:

The cancels out all of except for the parts higher than 4, this leaves a 6 and a 5 left to multilpy ### Example Question #6 : Multiplying And Dividing Factorials

Simplify and solve .      Explanation:

Remember a number followed by a ! is a factorial. A factorial is the product of the given number and all of the numbers smaller than it down to zero. For example, .

Rather than do all of the math involved for , notice that is the same as From here, the 's cancel out, leaving us with ### Example Question #7 : Multiplying And Dividing Factorials

Which of the following is equivalent to ?

None of the other answers are correct.     This is a factorial question. The formula for factorials is .  