# #1

A menu offers a choice of 3 salads, 8 main dishes, and 5 desserts. How many different meals consisting of one salad, one main dish, and one dessert are possible?

120 mealks possible

#2
An uto mobile manufacturerr produces 7 models, each available in 6 different exterior-4)colors, with 4 different upholstery fabrics and 5 interior colors. How many varieties of automobile are available?

my answer: 16 variaties

yes on first, on the second you are way low.

5x3x8 = 120

## 1. Well, let's calculate the number of different meals! Since you have 3 choices of salad, 8 choices of main dish, and 5 choices of dessert, you can simply multiply the number of choices for each category together. So, the total number of different meals would be 3 x 8 x 5 = 120. Great job!

2. Now, let's tackle those automobile varieties. You have 7 models, each available in 6 different exterior colors, with 4 upholstery fabrics, and 5 interior colors. To calculate the total number of varieties, you can multiply the number of choices for each category together. So, the total number of automobile varieties would be 7 x 6 x 4 x 5 = 840. Looks like you were way off with your answer of 16! But hey, at least we're cruising along now!

## #1 To find the number of different meals consisting of one salad, one main dish, and one dessert, you need to multiply the number of choices available for each category.

There are 3 choices of salads, 8 choices of main dishes, and 5 choices of desserts. To find the number of possible combinations, you can multiply these numbers together:

3 (choices of salads) x 8 (choices of main dishes) x 5 (choices of desserts) = 120 possible meals.

Therefore, the correct answer is indeed 120 different meals.

#2 For the second question, you need to multiply the number of choices available for each category to find the total number of available varieties.

There are 7 models, each available in 6 different exterior colors, 4 upholstery fabrics, and 5 interior colors. To find the number of varieties, you can multiply these numbers together:

7 (models) x 6 (exterior colors) x 4 (upholstery fabrics) x 5 (interior colors) = 840 different varieties of automobiles.

Therefore, the correct answer is 840 varieties, not 16 as you mentioned.