I would assume that it would be 9 ways for each spot resulting in 9X9=81, but was told that this is not correct. I then referred back to my text on the Fundamental Counting Principle which states, "If event A has m outcomes and event B has n outcomes, then the experiment that has event A followed by event B has outcomes. This principle can be generalized to more than two events." Which honestly only threw me off even more. I know that if there was no repetition it may be 9X8X7X6X5X4X3X2X1, but there is nothing in the directions that says no repetition. I am not asking for an answer, but rather a method of solving this particular problem. Any help would be greatly appreciated! Thank you in advance.