At the cafeteria, Jeff has a choice of thre soups, four types of sandwich,and two desserts. ln how many was can Jedf choose his lunch if he has soup, a sandwich, and dessert?
Jeff can choose his lunch in 24 ways if he has to choose one soup, one sandwich, and one dessert.
To see why, we can use the multiplication principle of counting. Jeff has 3 choices of soup, 4 choices of sandwich, and 2 choices of dessert. To determine the total number of ways he can choose his lunch, we multiply the number of choices for each category:
3 soups x 4 sandwiches x 2 desserts = 24
Therefore, Jeff can choose his lunch in 24 ways if he has soup, a sandwich, and dessert.