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Problem-Solving Strategies: List the Possibilities

 

 

Solve the following problem by listing all possible three-item dinners.

 

A restaurant serves a three-item dinner special. Patrons may select from chicken, fish or beef for the main item; one side dish may be selected from fresh vegetables, soup or salad; and the third item is the beverage, which may be soda, coffee or a non-carbonated cold drink.

 

How many different dinners specials may be ordered?