1-4 scoops of icream (1 of each flavor), 0-15 toppings, 0-4 syrups.
asked Mar 10 in Algebra 2 Answers by anonymous

Your answer

Your name to display (optional):
Privacy: Your email address will only be used for sending these notifications.
Anti-spam verification:
To avoid this verification in future, please log in or register.

1 Answer

I’ve made certain assumptions:

Ice cream is mandatory, but topping and syrup are optional;

I can have between 1 and 4 scoops of ice cream, but no more than 1 of each flavour;

There can only be at most one topping and there are 15 different flavours;

There can only be at most one syrup and there are 4 different flavours;

The choice of ice cream, topping and syrup are independent.


1 scoop: 4 because there are 4 flavours

2 scoops: 6

3 scoops: 4

4 scoops: 1 because no more than one of each flavour is permitted


TOPPING: 16 including no topping

SYRUP: 5 including no syrup.

Total combination: 15*16*5=1200.

(If the initial assumption were changed to allow up to 15 toppings instead of just one, the numbers involved would be too large to handle. The situation is worse if more than one syrup is allowed. So the initial assumption seems to be the practical, sensible one!)

answered Mar 10 by Rod Top Rated User (592,680 points)

Related questions

Welcome to MathHomeworkAnswers.org, where students, teachers and math enthusiasts can ask and answer any math question. Get help and answers to any math problem including algebra, trigonometry, geometry, calculus, trigonometry, fractions, solving expression, simplifying expressions and more. Get answers to math questions. Help is always 100% free!
81,851 questions
86,191 answers
69,793 users