Posted by **Dan** on Saturday, March 16, 2013 at 8:03pm.

If I have 15 flavors of ice cream and 81 different toppings, how many different combinations could I create (assuming only 1 flavor of ice cream in the container at a time)?

I got 36267774588438900000000000 ???

IS THIS RIGHT???

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**Ms. Sue**, Saturday, March 16, 2013 at 8:06pm
No.

http://www.google.com/webhp?source=search_app#hl=en&sclient=psy-ab&q=15+*+81&oq=15+*+81&gs_l=serp.3...2282978.2291394.0.2291798.10.10.0.0.0.0.154.1075.6j4.10.0.les%3B..0.0...1c.1.6.psy-ab.6ASk9LTOLU0&pbx=1&bav=on.2,or.r_qf.&fp=b216c9d9fd13dd85&biw=711&bih=453

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**Dan**, Saturday, March 16, 2013 at 8:20pm
Ms. Sue ???? i could have 0 toppings (that's 15).....or i could have 1 topping (x's 15 flavors) - that's 1215 ...or i could have 2 toppings 81x80(x's 15 flavors) that's 97200 more...

Don't i have to get the sum of all of the combinations ??

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**Ms. Sue**, Saturday, March 16, 2013 at 8:23pm
OK. I assumed only one flavor and one topping.

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