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**DBA** There are 15 different apples and 10 different pears. How many ways are there for Jack to pick an apple or a pear and then for Jill to pick an apple and a pear?

The answer is 15 * 10 * (14 + 9)

I first looked at Jack:

Ways to pick an apple or pear

15+10 ? He can pick one out of 25 to get an apple or a pear...

the Jill, needs to pick an apple and a pear:

I do not understan how to start here...

I think, they are 2 events which are dependent, so you would multipy the results.

Thanks for any hints!