I'm looking at kaplan premier
at the permutation review section, and the example is how many ways can you arrange the letters in the word ASCENT.
I'm not understanding why this is a permutation and not a combinations problem. Overall, I'm having a hard time differentiating between combinations and permutations. I understand the order matters, but I don't see why here.
It says "clearly the order matters here, since ASCENT is different than TNESCSA." Right, but then if you don't want to change the order how could you rearrange the letters? Any advice or clarity would be greatly appreciated.