A box of crayons has 9 different coloured crayons in it. 4 crayons are given to onechild to play with, then another 3 are given to a second child to play with, and finally the last 2 are given to a third child. In how many was can these crayons be distributed?
First lets pick out the data from the word problem, There are 9 crayons and 3 children. The problem wants us to figure out how many ways we can distrubute the crayons to the children. Each crayon can go to 1 child and there are 9 crayons, so there are 9 x 3 = 27 possible ways to destrbute the crayons. If this is confusing or you have any questions feel free to ask!