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    How 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?


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    The answer is 36\times 2
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    I just don't when to apply the permutation and when to apply the combination formulas.
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    The question above was quite simple so neither was required. It could've been done with combinations.

    Pick Permutations when order matters.
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