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#1 Re: Help Me ! » Combinations with Repetition » 2012-12-27 01:01:50

Thanks bobbym, your response made me think about it a little deeper.  Being a newby to combinations and repetition, it took a few extra moments for me to recognize how it works.  Thanks!!  smile

#2 Help Me ! » Combinations with Repetition » 2012-12-27 00:05:10

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Hello,

Thank you for taking the time to explain permutations and combinations (mathsisfun.com / combinatorics / combinations-permutations.html).  I am not very familiar with calculating these, but your explanations have helped a lot.  Regarding your example of Combinations with Repetition using the five ice cream flavors, how do I calculate the number of combinations that are possible in cases where some of the boxes of ice cream contain a combination of two flavors and some contain a single flavor (e.g. banana, chocolate/vanilla, lemon, strawberry, fudge/mint)?  dunno


Thank you for your time,

M.

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