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    A vendor sells ice cream from a cart on the boardwalk. He offers vanilla, chocolate, strawberry, blueberry, and pistachio ice cream, served on either a waffle, sugar, or plain cone. How many different single-scoop ice-cream cones can you buy from this vendor?
    5 is the correct answer, aint it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by zpwnchen View Post
    5 is the correct answer, aint it?
    It should be 5*3=15.
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    why? only 5 different icream can served on single-scoop ice-cream cone, right?
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    Quote Originally Posted by zpwnchen View Post
    why? only 5 different icream can served on single-scoop ice-cream cone, right?
    Right, but you also have three different types of cones. So its 5 different ice creams per cone which gives us 15 different combinations of ice cream and cone.
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    gotcha!
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