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    Kimberly's Color Choice

    When Kimberly bought her new car, she found that there were 72 different ways her car could be equipped. Her choices included four choices of engine and three choices of transmission. If her only other choice was color, how many choices of color did she have?
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    Quote Originally Posted by symmetry View Post
    When Kimberly bought her new car, she found that there were 72 different ways her car could be equipped. Her choices included four choices of engine and three choices of transmission. If her only other choice was color, how many choices of color did she have?
    Where's your attempt at this problem?

    First choice AND THEN second choice AND THEN third choice

    I'll let you do this;

    Hint: AND THEN means multiplication.

    After you have attempted the problem,

    Answer: *6*
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    ok

    Okay.

    Let's see:

    4 times 3 times color (which) I'll call x.

    We have:

    4 times 3 times x = 72

    12x = 72

    x = 6 = Kimberly's choices of color, right?
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    Quote Originally Posted by symmetry View Post
    Okay.

    Let's see:

    4 times 3 times color (which) I'll call x.

    We have:

    4 times 3 times x = 72

    12x = 72

    x = 6 = Kimberly's choices of color, right?
    Correct.
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