Precalculus: Concepts Through Functions, A Unit Circle Approach to Trigonometry (3rd Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0-32193-104-1
ISBN 13: 978-0-32193-104-7

Chapter 12 - Counting and Probability - Section 12.2 Permutations and Combinations - 12.2 Assess Your Understanding - Page 875: 33



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The generalized basic counting principle says that an event $e_1$ can be performed in $n_1$ ways and an event $e_2$ can be performed in $n_2$ ways, then there are $n_1n_2$ ways of performing them together. This can easily be extended to $n$ events. Here we have $2$ choices for all $3$ digits, thus using the generalized basic counting principle the number ways: $2^3=8$
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