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    In his wardrobe at home, a businessman has 7 suits and 8 ties.
    From those suits and ties he has on hand, he plans to take 3 of the 7 suits and 2 of the 8 ties with him to a conference in San Francisco.

    How many different possible suit-ties combinations can he choose from to wear PRIOR TO LEAVING FOR HIS TRIP?

    Consider: How many combinations of suits are possible? How many combinations of ties are possible?

    A - 56
    B - 336
    C - 890
    D - 1176
    E - None of the above.

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    In his wardrobe at home, a businessman has 7 suits and 8 ties.
    From those suits and ties he has on hand, he plans to take 3 of the 7 suits and 2 of the 8 ties with him to a conference in San Francisco.

    How many different possible suit-ties combinations can he choose from to wear PRIOR TO LEAVING FOR HIS TRIP?

    Consider: How many combinations of suits are possible? How many combinations of ties are possible?

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    A - 56
    B - 336
    C - 890
    D - 1176
    E - None of the above.

    The correct answer is A - 56.

    Note that the key to getting this answer is that the question asks how many ...

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    This solution shows how to solve two counting problems about the number of suit/tie combinations available to a business man.

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