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Homework Help: Fundamental Counting Principle Math problem

  1. Nov 26, 2004 #1
    OK I'm unclear about how to use FCP to solve this problem:

    The final score in a hockey game is 5-2. How many different scores are possible at the end of the second period? :confused:
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  3. Nov 26, 2004 #2
    The FCP states that if you have all possible outcomes in a sample space can be found by multiplying the number of ways each event can occur. So, in your problem, you have 6 (outcomes 0,1,2,3,4,5) for one team's score, and 3 (outcomes 0,1,2) for the others. Multiply each possiblility by each other, and WHALAH.

    Paden Roder
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