## lilai3 3 years ago HELP PLEASE BADLY OKAY PLEASE PLEASE IF YOU LIKE COOKIES....HEEEELLLLPPPP.... :DDD Virginia and Robert have one dozen of each of the following types of cookies: chocolate chip, oatmeal raisin, snickerdoodles, and shortbread. If you want to divide the cookies into packages of 2 dozen, with one dozen of each of 2 types of cookie per package, how many different ways can they group the cookies?

1. malexander

I believe this is a simple permutation problem. You have four types of cookies, and you need them to be in packs of 2 dozen with one dozen of each type of 2 cookies per package. So, you can do this mathematically, or you can do it the older way. Write the cookie packs you need on a piece of paper. Also write what conditions you need. Then start pairing the cookies together. Keep track of what your totals are, then add them up. The end result should be your answer. Hope this helps.

2. jim_thompson5910

It's actually a combination problem as the order of the cookies in each package doesn't matter.

3. malexander

right @jim_thompson5910 i knew it was one of those :-D

4. jim_thompson5910

But malexander you have the right idea nonetheless.

5. malexander

no worries @jim_thompson5910 :-D

6. lilai3

uh...so the combonation problem..is it like this: uh...wait....

7. lilai3

4 times 3 times 2 times 1 divided bye 2 times 1?

8. lilai3

is it sumthing like dat? ^^^^^

9. jim_thompson5910

yes you got it lilai3

10. lilai3

oh okay thank you it's all right right?

11. jim_thompson5910

what final answer did you get

12. lilai3

13. jim_thompson5910

yes you got it

14. malexander

yep, good work @lilai3 :-D

15. lilai3

thanks

16. malexander

no worries