1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data What is the number of distinguishable fruit baskets, each with seven fruit, can you make with apples, oranges, and bananas. 2. Relevant equations Knowledge of Combinations/Permutations 3. The attempt at a solution Well, to me, this is weird because this is essentially a problem where there is replacement. And obviously, I need to look at combinations, not permutations, because I need distinct baskets. However, I know the general formula for combination when it's read "n choose k" , but the way this question is worded, it seems k is bigger than n. Can I just get some help on how to think about this in terms of combination with replacement or something? Help is appreciated.