okay , I have no idea how to work this out.
This is the question.....
There is a class who are having a competition, they have to guess the right combination of numbers.
The combination is ten numbers long, however the only numbers used are 1 2 and 3
The numbers are drawn from a giant basket, which contains 1 thousand no.1 balls ... 1 thousand no.2 balls and 1 thousand no.3 balls.. (stupid i know ahaha). NOTE : when a number is drawn it is put back in the basket with the other balls SO THERE IS ALWAYS THE SAME CHANCE OF DRAWING 1 2 OR 3 AND THE BALLS WILL NEVER RUN OUT
What is the total number of possible combinations?
examples of possible combinations
You get the idea......
the actual answer i need is
What is the total number of possible combinations
This is the answer because there are 10 'pigeon holes' for the number and there are three possibilities for each 'pigeon hole'.
Edit: Three bumps in 10 minutes. A new world record. I can hardly blame Plato for his second reply in this thread.