The Excel PERMUT function returns the number of permutations (combinations where order is significant) of a given number of items. To use PERMUT, specify the total number of items and “number chosen”, which represents the number of items in each combination.

**Syntax**:= PERMUT (number, number_chosen)

The PERMUT function syntax has the following arguments:

**Number**Required. An integer that describes the number of objects.-
**Number_chosen**Required. An integer that describes the number of objects in each permutation.

**Example**: Let’s look at some Excel PERMUT function examples and explore how to use the PERMUT function as a worksheet function in Microsoft Excel:

**Syntax**: =PERMUT(A2,B2)

**Result**: 5

Based on the Excel spreadsheet above, the following PERMUT examples would return:

**Syntax**: =PERMUT(A3,B3)

**Result**: 20

**Syntax**: =PERMUT(A4,B4)

**Result**: 60

**Syntax**: =PERMUT(A5,B5)

**Result**: 120

**Syntax**: =PERMUT(A6,B6)

**Result**: 120

**Syntax**: =PERMUT(A7,B7)

**Result**: 720

**Syntax**: =PERMUT(A8,B8)

**Result**: 5040

**Syntax**: =PERMUT(A9,B9)

**Result**: 151200

**Syntax**: =PERMUT(A10,B10)

**Result**: 10068347520

**Syntax**: =PERMUT(A11,B11)

**Result**: 6

**Syntax**: =PERMUT(A12,B12)

**Result**: 720

**Syntax**: =PERMUT(A13,B13)

**Result**: 2520

**Note**:

- Both arguments are truncated to integers.
- If number or number_chosen is nonnumeric, PERMUT returns the #VALUE! error value.
- If number ≤ 0 or if number_chosen < 0, PERMUT returns the #NUM! error value.
- If number < number_chosen, PERMUT returns the #NUM! error value.
- The equation for the number of permutations is: