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The lunch menu at a certain restaurant contains 4 different entrees and 5 different side dishes. If a meal consists of 1 entree and 2 different side dishes, how many different meal combinations could be chosen from this menu?

(A) 10
(B) 20
(C) 40
(D) 80
(E) 100


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BTGmoderatorDC wrote:
Wed Apr 07, 2021 12:00 am
The lunch menu at a certain restaurant contains 4 different entrees and 5 different side dishes. If a meal consists of 1 entree and 2 different side dishes, how many different meal combinations could be chosen from this menu?

(A) 10
(B) 20
(C) 40
(D) 80
(E) 100


OA C

Solution:

The number of different meal combinations that could be chosen from this menu is:

4C1 x 5C2 = 4 x 10 = 40

Answer: C

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