Total possible number of combinations of ABCD?
e.g. AAAA, AAAB, AAAC, AAAD, AABA, AACA, AADA, DDDA, DDDB etc
And if I expanded this to all possible combinations of ABCDE, what would the total number be then?
Math isn't exactly my specialty. I built a virtual slot machine in a video game and want to know it's odds. Thanks heaps in advance for the help :)
- SqdancefanLv 74 years agoFavorite Answer
When you have n objects to choose from and you have k slots to fill, you can do it in n^k ways.
For n=k=4, that is 4^4 = 256 possible combinations.
For n=k=5, that is 5^5 = 3125 possible combinations.
- ?Lv 74 years ago
4⁴ & 5⁵
- UserLv 54 years ago
Read it wrong the first time.
There are 4 options and 4 slots, so 4*4*4*4 is the answer for ACBD
Then here are 5 option and 5 slots, so 5*5*5*5*5 is the answer for ABCDE
- PolyhymnioLv 74 years ago
4^4 and 4^5