## BrittanyFrench 2 years ago @itsmylife ok i suck at this stuff! Please help lol :) Suppose you are getting dressed in the morning and are looking for an outfit. How many different outfits can you create if you have 5 different shirts, 6 different pants, 3 different pairs of shoes, and 2 different hats?

1. itsmylife

as many as you want to

2. BrittanyFrench

wow lol. that's not correct lol

3. MissKelly~

180

4. ashlynn143

It is actually a simple calculation. You multiply your possibilities by each other. Here you'd multiply 4x6 to get your number of outcomes.

5. ashlynn143

6. BrittanyFrench

oh ok so just 5*6*3*2 which equals 180! :D

7. itsmylife

no

8. MissKelly~

Lol I was kidding, no its not that simple

9. BrittanyFrench

@itsmylife um okay so it's not 180 lol.

10. itsmylife

nope

11. tcarroll010

Consider first the simpler scenario of just shirts and pants. You can take any one shirt (any of the 5) and wear that one shirt with any of 6 pants. So, just considering shirts and pants, there are 30 combos: 6 pants for any of the 5 shirts. 6 x 5. So, just extend that reasoning to all articles of clothing. You just multiply the number you have of each.

12. BrittanyFrench

um yeah not sure what i'm doing really right there

13. MissKelly~

Actually it might just be 180 if you think about it

14. BrittanyFrench

Yeah that'sw what I thought it was!

15. tcarroll010

It IS 180. It is that simple. It's just 6 x 5 3 x 2

16. itsmylife

well if your concerned about fashion you cant make unlimited combination but if your not then its uncertain

17. MissKelly~

Thats what I thought...

18. ashlynn143

i think that it is just 24

19. tcarroll010

typo 6 x 5 x 3 x 2

20. BrittanyFrench

that's what I though

21. ashlynn143

it is 180

22. BrittanyFrench

ok jesh you all was confsuing!

23. MissKelly~

All you are doing is multiplying the outfit options. And wala~

24. itsmylife

are ya guys talking bout ma thought

25. ashlynn143

oh sorry

26. ashlynn143

sorry britt

27. BrittanyFrench

lol no it's cool

28. tcarroll010

If you were just looking at shirts and pants, you already are up to 30. You just keep multiplying. Again, start with my example of of just shirts and pants to get the concept down. A lot of math is starting with the simple scenarios and working up to the actual problem at hand.

29. itsmylife

if it was just shirt pants i wud've done this but we've got shoes and hats too lol thats load of stuff , is that guy supposed to be a joker lol sorry for off the topic talk but its logical

30. ashlynn143

do you get it @BrittanyFrench

31. BrittanyFrench

@ashlynn143 yeah lol

32. ashlynn143

ok just call me and i will help!!

33. tcarroll010

So, for each of the 30 pants/shirts combos, you have 3 different shoes. Now you are up to (6 x 5) x 3 = 90. Throw in the hats: (6 x 5 x 3) x 2 = 180 and then you're done!

34. BrittanyFrench

lol ok girl thanks

35. ashlynn143

yup

36. tcarroll010

So, if you get the shirt/pants concept down, then going for all 4 types of clothing becomes easier to conceptualize.