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September 22, 2014

Posted by **Terry** on Tuesday, October 27, 2009 at 6:36pm.

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**Reiny**, Tuesday, October 27, 2009 at 6:45pmIn a lot of word problems, the trick is to be able to pick the information which is relevant and ignore the irrelevant data.

The main question is "how many different kinds of cones can they make"?

there are 3 flavours and 3 sizes, so the number of ways to make cones is

3x3 or 9 different cones.

The fact that you have a friend called Ed and he has 4 friends has nothing to do with it.

Also the fact that Stacey only likes chocolate does not matter since the choice of chocolate is included in our number.

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