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so you're at a florist store and you're interested in buying some type of a potted flower and you ask the florist what type of flowers do you sell and he says what we sell four types of flowers we sell roses tulips sunflowers and lilies and you say what type of pots could I put them in and he says well you could pick any flower and then you could pick any of our three pots we have brown pots we have yellow pots and we have green BOTS so the question that I ask to you is how many types of I guess flower and pots put together can you walk out of this floors store with for example you could get a rose and a brown pot you could get a rose in a green pot or you could get a yellow pot that has a sunflower in it or a yellow pot that has a lily in it so how many scenarios could you walk out of that store with and like always I'll encourage you to pause the video and try to figure it out on your own so let's think through it so I'll just write the first letters just to just to visualize or just I don't have to write down everything so you could have a brown pot you could have a yellow pot or you could have a green pot you definitely have to pick a pot so you're going to have one of those and then for each of these three there's four possible flowers you could have you could have a rose with the brown pot you could have a rose with the yellow pot you could have a rose with the green pot you could have you could have a tulip with the brown pot a tulip with the yellow pot a tulip with the green pot you could have a sunflower with each of the three pots and you could have or you could have a lily with a brown pot a lily with the yellow pot and a lily with a green pot so how many scenarios are we talking about well we had we had three pots so we have three pots right over here and we have four possible flowers to put in the pots and so we see that we have four possible flowers for each of the three pots so it's going to be three times four three times four possibilities or twelve and you see them right over here this is brown with red Brown with or brown with Rose Brown with tulip Brown with sunflower Brown with lily yellow with Rose yellow with tulip yellow sunflower yellow with lily so if we count these 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 12 possible pot flower scenarios to work out walk out of that flop florist or with