Posted by **angela** on Sunday, January 18, 2009 at 6:01pm.

Mrs. Stewart has 8 pair of sandals, 6 pairs of pants and 12 t-shirts. While getting ready to go out for ice-cream, she exclaims, "I have nothing to wear!" Mr. Stewart respond by telling her exactly how many different outfits she could wear if each outfit considered of a pair of sandals, a pair of pants and a t-shirt. How many different outfits consisting of a pair of sandals, a pair of pants and a t-shirt could Mrs. Stewart wear to get ice-cream?

Please help me. I know this is probablity and I am so bad in it. Please help me figure it out. Thanks for your help!!!

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**Damon**, Sunday, January 18, 2009 at 6:16pm
First do a simple problem so you can do it with a tree

say 2 s (for sandals), 2 p (for pants), 2 t (for ts)

at the top, two s

.......s...........s

.....p...p.......p...p

....t.t.t.t.....t.t.t.t

2*2*2 = 8

now

8*6*12 = ?

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**angela**, Sunday, January 18, 2009 at 6:18pm
well thanks! is the answer 576???

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**Damon**, Sunday, January 18, 2009 at 6:19pm
.......s...........s

.....p.....p.........p...p

....t.t...t.t..........t.t..t.t

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**Damon**, Sunday, January 18, 2009 at 6:19pm
Looks like 576 to me

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**angela**, Sunday, January 18, 2009 at 6:23pm
thanks!!! :-)

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