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    Basic combinations question

    A cafe offers a breakfast special that consists of a choice of one item from each of the following categories:

    protein: ham, bacon, sausage, tofu
    eggs: scrambled, poached, hard-boiled
    carbohydrate: bagel, french toast, waffles, pancakes
    juice: orange, apple, tomato, cranberry, grape.

    How many different combinations are possible?
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    Quote Originally Posted by reetreet1 View Post
    A cafe offers a breakfast special that consists of a choice of one item from each of the following categories:

    protein: ham, bacon, sausage, tofu
    eggs: scrambled, poached, hard-boiled
    carbohydrate: bagel, french toast, waffles, pancakes
    juice: orange, apple, tomato, cranberry, grape.

    How many different combinations are possible?
    (4)(3)(4)(5) = ....

    Try and understand where this answer has come from.
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