# Basic Statistics & Probability

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Now that you have learned all the hard ways to chart possible outcomes using organized lists, tree diagrams, and area models, it's time to learn the elegant short cut.

**Basic counting principle:** to find the total possible outcomes for two or more events, simply multiply the possible outcomes for each event together

**Total Outcomes = # of outcomes for event 1 × # of outcomes for event 2 × # of outcomes for event 3, and so on…**

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