# Kimberly's Color Choice

• Jan 17th 2007, 04:56 PM
symmetry
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?
• Jan 17th 2007, 06:06 PM
AfterShock
Quote:

Originally Posted by symmetry
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,

• Jan 17th 2007, 06:12 PM
symmetry
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?
• Jan 17th 2007, 06:23 PM
AfterShock
Quote:

Originally Posted by symmetry
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.