# Elementary Counting Techniques

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## Abstract

In this first chapter, we develop the usual elementary tools for counting the number of distinct configurations corresponding to a certain combinatorial situation, without needing to list them one by one. As the reader will see, the essential ideas are the construction of bijections and the use of recursive arguments.

## References

- 8.A. Caminha,
*An Excursion Through Elementary Mathematics I - Real Numbers and Functions*(Springer, New York, 2017)Google Scholar

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