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 Counting Principle:  A method used to compute the number of possible outcomes of an experiment.

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A bakery makes fluffy donuts, thick donuts, and filling donuts, uses vanilla or chocolate frosting, and has toppings of sprinkles, nuts, sugar, or nothing at all. With 3 types of donuts, 2 types of frosting, and 4 types of toppings, the shop can make 3x2x4 = 24 different types of donuts.


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A variety of different cars can be produced using different colors, style, interior, and added features.