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    Basic Probability

    A cafeteria has 8 main dishes, and 10 sides. A meal consists of 8 main dishes and 2 different sides. How many different ways can a meal be formed?
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    Re: Basic Probability

    What's the work? Which method do you use?
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    Re: Basic Probability

    Event A. There are 8 main dishes served 8 at a time, and the order doesn't matter. This is 8 C 8 which is equal to 1.

    Event B. There are 10 distinct side dishes taken 2 at a time and the order doesn't matter. 10 combination 2 = 45.

    Considering the fundamental counting principle we know to multiply events A and B which is 1 x 45 = 45.
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