Problem 1070

A restaurant offers 3 appetizers and 15 main courses. In how many ways can a person order a two-course meal?




Recall The Fundamental Counting Principal.

If you can choose one item from a group of M items and a second item from a group of N items, then the total number of two-item choices is M * N.

Choosing from one of 3 appetizers and one of 15 main meals, we can let M = 3 and  N = 15.

Thus, by evaluation the following product, we obtain our answer.

3 * 15 = 45

Therefore are 45 ways a person can order a two-course meal.



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