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##### New Scheme in Determining nth Order Diagrams for Cross Multiplication Method via Combinatorial Approach

**Authors:**
Sharmila Karim,
Haslinda Ibrahim,
Zurni Omar

**Abstract:**

In this paper, a new recursive strategy is proposed for determining $\frac{(n-1)!}{2}$ of $n$th order diagrams. The generalization of $n$th diagram for cross multiplication method were proposed by Pavlovic and Bankier but the specific rule of determining $\frac{(n-1)!}{2}$ of the $n$th order diagrams for square matrix is yet to be discovered. Thus using combinatorial approach, $\frac{(n-1)!}{2}$ of the $n$th order diagrams will be presented as $\frac{(n-1)!}{2}$ starter sets. These starter sets will be generated based on exchanging one element. The advantages of this new strategy are the discarding process was eliminated and the sign of starter set is alternated to each others.

**Keywords:**
starter sets,
permutation,
exchanging one element,
determinant

**Digital Object Identifier (DOI):**
doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.1078665

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