Naomi invites 8 friends over to a party on short notice, so they may not all be able to come. how many combinations of guests could there be?
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Hello, Jason2JZ!
Naomi invites 8 friends over to a party on short notice,
so they may not all be able to come.
How many combinations of guests could there be?
For each of the 8 friends, there are two choices: come to the party, or not.
The number of possible combination is: .$\displaystyle 2^8 \:=\:\boxed{256}$
This includes every possible outcome: from "no one comes" to "everyone comes".
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