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 Jan 15 comment General counting problem. Not sure how to proceed. Could you solve this just using basic combinatorics? I understand the solution, but I'd prefer to stick to combinatoric methods as I'm still new to the subject. Jan 15 awarded Custodian Jan 15 reviewed Edit General counting problem. Not sure how to proceed. Jan 15 revised General counting problem. Not sure how to proceed. corrected spelling Jan 15 asked General counting problem. Not sure how to proceed. Jan 13 revised I've come up with two solutions to this problem, and I don't know which is correct. added 31 characters in body Jan 12 revised I can't figure out this combinatorics problem… Or at least why my solution doesn't work. added 2 characters in body Jan 12 accepted I've come up with two solutions to this problem, and I don't know which is correct. Jan 12 comment I've come up with two solutions to this problem, and I don't know which is correct. Bah! How on earth did I miss that. Thanks. Jan 12 asked I've come up with two solutions to this problem, and I don't know which is correct. Jan 12 comment How to approach this problem of combinatorics Nevermind! I was thinking for the general case. Jan 12 comment How to approach this problem of combinatorics Shouldn't it be 144? I believe you're missing a 2. Jan 12 accepted How to approach this problem of combinatorics Jan 11 comment How to approach this problem of combinatorics So I shouldn't even be caring about what the actual products are? If I'm reading what you wrote correctly, this is almost like how many combinations I can make of 1 apple, 2 oranges, 2 pears, 1 kiwi, and 3 mangoes? Jan 11 asked How to approach this problem of combinatorics Jan 6 accepted Proof involving Stirling numbers of the second kind Jan 6 awarded Commentator Jan 6 comment Proof involving Stirling numbers of the second kind @BrianM.Scott Maybe it's assumed for all positive integers greater than equal to $k$? Jan 5 comment Proof involving Stirling numbers of the second kind @BrianM.Scott Yeah, I'm looking at it right now and it says, in italics, all positive integers x. Jan 5 asked Proof involving Stirling numbers of the second kind