Word Problem Wednesday: What's For Lunch?

By | Added Jan 6, 2016

It's the first Word Problem Wednesday of 2016! We're looking forward to starting 2016 off strong—and to do that, we're going to need lots of food to fuel our brains. Give our lunch-themed word problem a try—we'll update with the answer tomorrow!

The lunch menu at the cafeteria has 3 fruit options, 2 vegetable options, 4 sandwich options, and either milk or water to drink. How many possible meal combinations are there?

Update: Here's the solution!

To find the number of possible meals, we multiply the number of options for each component of the meal. With 3 fruit options, 2 vegetable options, 4 sandwich options and 2 drink options, there are 3 × 2 × 4 × 2 = 48 possible meal combinations.