Combination, Permutation or Something Different?

#1
Hi

I'm working on a project but I'm not sure if I'm dealing with a Combination, Permutation or something different.

I have 5 separate "select groups" - each "select group" has 10 items. The goal is to randomize the list so that I end up with a 5 pack bundle of different items - only 1 item from each of the 5 groups.

Number of sample points in set ( 50 )
Number of sample points in each permutation ( 5 )

Any help in pointing me in the right direction would be great!
 

Outlier

TS Contributor
#3
Ask yourself what questions readers of your post might have, and then answer them.

Giving simplified examples with possible answers is a Dominant Strategy in the Game Theory sense and so may also help.

You know that what we call a Combination Lock is really a Permutation Lock, right?
 
#4
The thing that is throwing me is the fact that there are 5 different groups to select data from - most of the examples I've seen for Combinations & Permutations don't give any examples or mention to "groups" - only straight lists. Also, there is the other issue that only 1 item from each group can form a "5 piece bundle".

Any thoughts?