Moving from snowflake to snowflake from left to right, in how many different ways can you spell out the word "Snowman"?

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The numbers on the snowflakes show how many different ways it is possible to reach that snowflake when moving from left to right.

There are 20 different ways to spell "SnowMan"

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Imagine a similar diagram for "SnowWoman"
How many ways?

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