# Word problem

• Feb 28th 2014, 05:15 AM
Jons7888
Word problem
If a restaurant has 22 appetizers and 11 burgers. If you have 4 of the possible 22 appetizers and 2 of the 11 burgers, how many appetizer burger combos could you potentially have?

The answer is not 8.
• Feb 28th 2014, 05:57 AM
Shakarri
Re: Word problem
If you eat 2 different burgers how many options do you have for your first choice? how many options do you have for your second choice? how many combinations can you make out of those options?
• Feb 28th 2014, 06:08 AM
Jons7888
Re: Word problem
But then u can switch up the two burgers a bunch of times too?
• Feb 28th 2014, 07:25 AM
Shakarri
Re: Word problem
Yes you can switch them up in many ways, that's why I asked how many combinations can you make out of those options?
• Feb 28th 2014, 11:53 AM
romsek
Re: Word problem
Quote:

Originally Posted by Shakarri
Yes you can switch them up in many ways, that's why I asked how many combinations can you make out of those options?

why have you posted this question twice?

Please only post questions once!
• Feb 28th 2014, 12:36 PM
Shakarri
Re: Word problem
Quote:

Originally Posted by romsek
why have you posted this question twice?

Please only post questions once!

I asked him the question as a way to guide him to the answer. He seems to not realize that mathhelpforum required some effort on his part so I emphasised that part by posting it individually.
I'm pretty sure that rule is for the op to follow, not for us helpers trying to jog someone's mind
• Feb 28th 2014, 12:51 PM
romsek
Re: Word problem
I wasn't referring to you Shakarri.

Jons7888 posted this identical problem on another thread that is also currently active.

So this problem is being attacked by two groups that aren't communicating.