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 Subject: Preschoolians Design Your Own Choices Category: Miscellaneous Asked by: jeffreysilverman-ga List Price: \$100.00 Posted: 08 Nov 2006 12:38 PST Expires: 08 Dec 2006 12:38 PST Question ID: 781128
 ```We are looking to figure out how many virtual choices there are in our about to be introduced Design Your Own Themed Slippers. In other words if we wanted to make 1 of every choice- how many would this be? Follow This Link and Then Click Themed Slippers There are 55 styles, 27 colors, 4 colorable section, 8 sizes and 4 bottoms http://www1.preschoolians.com/Design-your-own-baby-shoes.asp```
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 Subject: Re: Preschoolians Design Your Own Choices Answered By: rainbow-ga on 08 Nov 2006 15:36 PST Rated:
 ```Hi Jeffrey, First of all, I would like to tell you that I think this is an excellent idea for slippers! Now to the math. According to my calculations there are a total of 612,574,326 possibilities to choose from. The explanation: Styles - I noted 53 (not 55) Soles - 4 Sizes - Here's the tricky part. I noticed 3 soles have 6 different sizes. And 1 sole (Walkers) has 8 sizes. Colorable sections - Upper - 27 colors Collar - 27 colors Bottom - 27 colors Applique - 27 colors Another *trickier* part. I began randomly selecting different styles and found some styles only had 3 colorable sections of 27 colors. There are no Applique color choices. I then went through each style and found 9 such cases. These 9 styles are: Dove, Bumblebee, Lizard, Dragon, TRex, Blowfish, Dolphin, Frisky Feline and Gridiron. ======================== The calculations: Since 9 styles have 3 colorable sections and 44 styles have 4 colorable choices (making a total of 53 styles) and 3 soles have 6 sizes and 1 sole has 8 sizes, there are four different calculations that need to be totalled. 44(styles) x 3(soles) x 6(sizes) x 27(upper colors) x 27 (collar colors) x 27 (bottom colors) x 27 (applique colors) = 420,901,272 44(styles) x 1(sole) x 8(sizes) x 27(upper colors) x 27 (collar colors) x 27 (bottom colors) x 27 (applique colors) = 187,067,232 9(styles) x 3(soles) x 6(sizes) x 27(upper colors) x 27 (collar colors) x 27 (bottom colors) = 3,188,646 9(styles) x 1(sole) x 8(sizes) x 27(upper colors) x 27 (collar colors) x 27 (bottom colors) = 1,417,176 Total choices: 420,901,272 + 187,067,232 + 3,188,646 + 1,417,176 = 612,574,326 Just for sake of argument, had the numbers of styles and sizes been as you provided, the total number of possibilities would be 935,336,160. I hope this is helpful. If you have any questions regarding my answer please don?t hesitate to ask before rating. Best regards, Rainbow``` Request for Answer Clarification by jeffreysilverman-ga on 08 Nov 2006 17:43 PST ```thanks do you have a way to assure me/ prove this is the correct answer? and further I appreciate your compliments- are you qualified to say it is a good idea :)?``` Clarification of Answer by rainbow-ga on 08 Nov 2006 21:54 PST ```>>do you have a way to assure me/ prove this is the correct answer? The math is correct. The method is correct. I found there were 3 soles with 6 sizes and 1 sole with 8 sizes. And since I went through each style to verify whether the color categories were 3 or 4, I don't believe there is any other way to prove this is correct without manually going through each possibility. :-) >>are you qualified to say it is a good idea :)? As a consumer, I believe this is a great idea and I wish you all the best in its success. Best regards, Rainbow```
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 Subject: Re: Preschoolians Design Your Own Choices From: rainbow-ga on 09 Nov 2006 03:06 PST
 ```Thank you very much for the nice comment, rating and generous tip. All the best, Rainbow```
 Subject: Re: Preschoolians Design Your Own Choices From: umiat-ga on 09 Nov 2006 06:43 PST
 `Very, very cute idea!!!!`
 Subject: Re: Preschoolians Design Your Own Choices From: kriswrite-ga on 09 Nov 2006 11:49 PST
 ```It appears that some of the designs on the Preschoolians website violate the law by copying designs by Robeez: http://www1.preschoolians.com/Design-your-own-themed-slippers.asp Kriswrite```
 Subject: Re: Preschoolians Design Your Own Choices From: jeffreysilverman-ga on 10 Nov 2006 10:04 PST
 ```The deisgns you reference are not copyrighted or trademarked; in fact Robeez didnot create them- they "borrowed" them from other places as well thanks for pointing it out though```
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