If there are 36 different flavors of ice cream and two types of cones are available, how many choices for a single scoop of ice cream on some type of cones do you have?

Is this a combination question?

If so, it is 36C2?

Printable View

- Oct 19th 2010, 07:50 PMRTC1996How Many Choices of Ice Cream?
If there are 36 different flavors of ice cream and two types of cones are available, how many choices for a single scoop of ice cream on some type of cones do you have?

Is this a combination question?

If so, it is 36C2?

- Oct 19th 2010, 07:59 PMpickslides
The answer is $\displaystyle 36\times 2$

- Oct 22nd 2010, 12:25 PMRTC1996
I just don't when to apply the permutation and when to apply the combination formulas.

- Oct 22nd 2010, 01:56 PMpickslides
The question above was quite simple so neither was required. It could've been done with combinations.

Pick Permutations when order matters.