# algebra

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?

1. 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 = ?

posted by Damon
2. well thanks! is the answer 576???

posted by angela
3. .......s...........s
.....p.....p.........p...p
....t.t...t.t..........t.t..t.t

posted by Damon
4. Looks like 576 to me

posted by Damon
5. thanks!!! :-)

posted by angela

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