At the beginning of 2002, an ice cream shop claimed to have "nearly 969 different ice cream flavors." Assuming that you could choose from 969different flavors, that you could have your ice cream in a cone, a cup, or a sundae, and that you could choose from a dozen different toppings, how many different desserts could you have? 

Accepted Solution

You could have 34,884 desserts.

The fundamental counting principle says that to find the total we do choices x choices x choices....

In this case, we have 969*12*3 = 34884.