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When two colours are used there are two combinations: AB, BA
For three colours there are six combinations:
ABC, ACB, BAC, BCA, CAB, CBA
Four colours combine in 24 ways:
ABCD, ABDC, ACBD, ACDB, ADBC, ADCB
BACD, BADC, BCAD, BCDA, BDAC, BDCA
CABD, CADB, CBAD, CBDA, CDAB, CDBA
DABC, DACB, DBAC, DBCA, DCAB, DCBA
Five colours are combined in the 120 ways -
Mathematically, Take Five is closely related to Have It All Ways.
It is all the possible permutations of five colours.
The number of combinations for four colours is
4 x 3 x 2 x 1 = 24
For five colours the number of combinations is
5 x 4 x 3 x 2 x 1 = 120
If six colours were used there would be
6 x 5 x 4 x 3 x 2 x 1 = 720
It is essential to use a logical plan to make sure none of the combinations are missed. There is more than one way of doing this.
The method that we used can be seen by looking at the squares across the bottom, starting at the left-
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Knitted in ten strips which are stitched together.
Use any yarn, in five colours, and needles of your choice. The colours must be noticeably different.
The overall size of the afghan will vary according to the yarn chosen.