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robin

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if you flip a coin 100 times and then pick 4 colors...how many combinations do u get?HELP ME!
 

soroban

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Hello, robin!

If you flip a coin 100 times and then pick 4 colors, how many combinations do u get?

I'd like to help you, but I don't understand your question.

When we flip the coin 100 times, are we counting the number of Heads and Tails (and their order)?
. . The number of outcomes is: .2[SUP]100[/SUP] . . . a 31-digit number.


When we pick 4 colors, from WHAT are we picking them?
. . If we're choosing from a box of 8 crayons, there are 70 possible choices.
. . From a box of 16 crayons, there are 1,820 possible choices.
 
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robin

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wow.

wow.well i mean the total possabilities both togethercan u help me now
 

soroban

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Don't you just love it?


me said:
When we flip the coin 100 times, are we counting the number of Heads and Tails (and their order)?
. . The number of outcomes is: .2[SUP]100[/SUP] . . . a 31-digit number.

I said that the first action was not clearly explained.

Taking a GUESS at what was intended, there is an incredibly large number of outcomes.



When we pick 4 colors, from WHAT are we picking them?
. . If we're choosing from a box of 8 crayons, there are 70 possible choices.
. . From a box of 16 crayons, there are 1,820 possible choices.

Then I illustrated that the second action is VERY vaguely stated,
. . and that we required serious clarification.


What was the OP's response? . "The total possibilities both together."
. . As if that was the part I didn't understand.
. . As if that clarifies the entire problem.



How about a simpler problem?

Pick the name of a month and pick a color.
How many combinations do you get?


Let's see . . .

. . January, red
. . January, orange
. . January, yellow
. . January, green
. . January, blue
. . January, indigo
. . January, violet
. . January, white
. . January, black
. . January, brown
. . January, pink
. . January, peach
. . January, mauve
. . January, puce
. . January, maroon
. . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . . .


Do you think the OP will get my point now?
 
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