In how many ways can you personalize a license plate?

It’s happened to everybody: you roll to a stop next to a car with a personalized license plate. Maybe you chuckle. Maybe you cringe. Maybe you miss the green light because you’re trying to figure out what it’s supposed to say, exactly.

In this lesson students use the Fundamental Counting Principle to determine how many messages you can create on a license plate. Let's PERMUT8 our vanity plate!

- Use the Fundamental Counting Principle to calculate the possible number of license plate options in Virginia
- Revise permutation calculations based on restrictions
- Discuss the practical implications of different license plate requirements

Virginia DMV