SAT Math 1.1 Numbers and Operations. How many combinations of beverage and cereal can be made?
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First, let's count the number of drink choices and the number of cereal choices.
We count 3 drink choices and 4 cereal choices. We want to figure out how many drink and cereal
combinations we can make.
Some potential breakfast combinations could be chocolate milk and Corn Flakes, Orange
Juice and Froot Loops, 2% milk and Raisin Bra
We could just list all of them, but that would take a while. There's a better way.
There are 3 drink choices, and each drink can be paired with 4 different cereals.
That means all we have to do is multiply 3 by 4
to get that there are a total of 12 combinations.
The correct answer is (D).
Now don't forget to eat the most important meal of the day.