Thursday, February 16, 2006

Math Problem #7-

Group Members- Jake
April T.
Jerica
Brett
Francis

Problem-
Glitz has red, orange, and green shirts; gray and brown belts; and yellow and white shorts. How many different outfits are possible?

Answer-
This question is just like question number 1. You just have to multiply the shirts by the belts and the shorts.

Shorts-
Red, Orange, and Green

Belts-
Gray and Brown

Shorts-
Yellow and White

Solving the Problem-

Red, Gray, Yellow
Red, Gray, White
Red, Brown,Yellow
Red, Brown, White

Orange, Gray, Yellow
Orange, Gray, White
Orange, Brown, Yellow
Orange, Brown, White

Green, Gray, Yellow
Green, Gray, White
Green, Brown, Yellow
Green, Brown, White

Short Cut to the Answer-
As you can see, all the shirts have been used with all the belts and shorts.
So since there is 3 different kinds of shirts, 2 different kinds of belts and 2 different kinds of shorts. You could just multiply them together and get the same answer...
3 Shirts x 2 Belts x 2 Shorts = 12

ANSWER!
12




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1 Comments:

At 12:58 PM, Blogger Mr. Reece said...

Great detailed explanation.

Mr. R

 

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