A hospital cafeteria offers a fixed-price lunch consisting of a main course, a dessert, and a drink. If there are four main courses, three desserts, and six drinks to pick from, in how many ways can a customer select a meal consisting of one choice from each category?
The number of ways in which the meal can be selected.
The Fundamental counting principle states that “For any number of events occurs in number of ways, then the whole event can occur in ways.”
The number of ways in which the meal can be selected is given by,
Number of main course items are
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