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Lesson 1 Fundamental Counting Principle Completed.notebook 1 July 04, 2013 Nov 4­10:28 AM Fundamental Counting Principle Mar 19­7:45 AM Investigation Lucy is shopping for an SUV. The dealer says he has 3 different models and that each model is available in 5 different colors. Models: Cross 4, X ­ Ground, Trail Pro Color: Blue, Red, Silver, White, Black Mar 19­7:45 AM Tree Diagram Cross 4 X ­ Ground Trail Pro Blue Red Silver White Black Blue Red Silver White Black Blue Red Silver White Black Mar 19­7:45 AM How many choices? Look at the number of choices for the model and the number of choices for the color vs. total choices. What do you notice? The SUV comes in 2 editions: SE or LE. How many choices are there now? Mar 19­7:45 AM Fundamental Counting Principle The Fundamental Counting Principle states that if the number of choices for the first stage is a, the number of choices for the second stage is b, the number of choices for the third stage is c, etc., then the number of ways the task can be completed is a x b x c...