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posted by angela .
Mrs. Stewart has 8 pair of sandals, 6 pairs of pants and 12 tshirts. While getting ready to go out for icecream, 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 tshirt. How many different outfits consisting of a pair of sandals, a pair of pants and a tshirt could Mrs. Stewart wear to get icecream?
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!!!

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 = ? 
well thanks! is the answer 576???

.......s...........s
.....p.....p.........p...p
....t.t...t.t..........t.t..t.t 
Looks like 576 to me

thanks!!! :)
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