Intuition
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Intuition

Mathematics

Stars and Bars Theorem

Combinatorics: An Exploration

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Barry is a star collector, he ventures to the magic shop to purchase 12 stars. There are 4 types of colors of stars he can buy, red, yellow, blue and green. How many different ways are there that he can purchase the stars? (The order of choosing stars doesn’t matter)

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