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Math 156

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You are odering some frozen yogurt for dessert and have a choice of three toppings. You can get a combination of any or all the toppings. What are your possible choices? how do these choices relate to finding all the possible subsets of a set?

  • Math 156 -

    suppose your toppings are A,B, and C

    could have
    -no toppings, (null set)
    -A
    -B
    -C
    -AB
    -AC
    -BC
    -ABC

    A set of 3 elements has 8 subsets

    So what you are doing in the above question is finding all possible subsets of the 3 toppings

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