Tran has four different hats. He always wears a hat on weekdays for the whole day. Sometimes he wears the same hat more than once in a week.

In how many different ways might he decide to wear his hats in one week?

# Tran's Hats

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• Miss J Key, Farlingaye High School, Suffolk
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• Thanks very much for this one. We developed it into a whole lesson and I borrowed some hats from the drama department to add to the fun!
• Class 5G, Lakeside Community Primary School
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• We all had a go at the combinations but didn't get as far as 1024! We enjoy these starters - keep them coming =).
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• This is great! I can use this in my math class.
• 8MS, Hirst Park Middle School, Ashington
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• Our year 8 class needed a bit of structure to get the solution, we worked out for 4 hats on 1 day, 2 days, 3 days, then managed to find a rule and get the answer.
• Mrs. Nhandara, Stockholm International School
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• This Exercise was great for my 9th grade class!

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= 4 x 4 x 4 x 4 x 4

= 1024

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