Calculating Possible Outcomes: Definition & Formula


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A woman is deciding what to wear to work. She is considering an outfit from among 5 blouses, 3 skirts, and 7 pairs of shoes. How many possible outfits are there?

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1. A sandwich shop offers 3 types of meat, 3 types of cheeses, 3 types of bread, and 4 types of condiments for its sandwiches. If you select one of each of the four ingredients, how many possible sandwiches can you create?

2. A vehicle license plate uses three numbers and three letters on each plate. The numbers are listed first and then the letters. The numbers used range from 0-9 and the letters used can be any letter of the 26 letters of the alphabet. On any given license plate, the letters can be repeated, but the numbers cannot be repeated. How many different plates are possible?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet will help you gauge your understanding of how to calculate possible outcomes. Topics you'll need to know to pass the quiz include understanding the essential characteristics of the calculation of possible outcomes.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to assess your knowledge of:

  • The essential characteristics of the calculation of possible outcomes
  • The particulars of multiple events
  • How to find the possible outcomes in a given problem
  • What the fundamental counting principle involves

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will let you practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related calculating possible outcomes lesson
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding calculating possible outcomes and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about calculating possible outcomes

Additional Learning

To learn more about finding all possible outcomes, review the corresponding lesson on Calculating Possible Outcomes: Definition & Formula. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Describe the idea behind permutation
  • Identify the essential characteristics of the calculation of possible outcomes
  • Know the particulars of multiple events
  • Learn how to find the possible outcomes in a given problem
  • Appreciate what the fundamental counting principle involves
  • Understand the defining characteristics of permutations