# multinomial coefficients

(30 minutes to learn)

## Summary

Multinomial coefficients are a generalization of binomial coefficients. They give the total number of ways that n objects can be partitioned into some number of categories, when the counts for each category are given.

## Context

-this concept has no prerequisites-

## Core resources (read/watch one of the following)

## -Paid-

→ Probability and Statistics

An introductory textbook on probability theory and statistics.

Location:
Section 1.9, "Multinomial coefficients," pages 35-38

→ A First Course in Probability

An introductory probability textbook.

Location:
Section 1.5, "Multinomial coefficients," pages 10-12

## See also

- Multinomial coefficients are used to define the multinomial distribution .