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DessertsJoan and Jim are planning a dinner menu including a main dish and dessert. They have four main dish choices (steak, vegetable-cheese casserole, turkey burgers, and vegetarian lasagna) and three dessert choices (chocolate brownies, strawberry ice cream, and chocolate chip cookies). Homework Help ✎

  1. Joan and Jim would like to know how many different dinner menus they have to choose from. How many different menus are there?

    Each segment represents one unique dinner menu.

    Make a diagram.

    Write a list.

    Steak with Brownies
    Steak with Ice Cream
    Steak with Chocolate Chip Cookies

    Tuna Casserole with Brownies
    Tuna Casserole with Ice Cream
    Tuna Casserole with Chocolate Chip Cookies

    Turkey Burgers with Brownies
    Turkey Burgers with Ice Cream
    Turkey Burgers with Chocolate Chip Cookies

    Lasagna with Brownies
    Lasagna with Ice Cream
    Lasagna with Chocolate Chips Cookies

    Use multiplication.
    ( main dish choices)( dessert choices) = menus

  2. Assume the main dish choice and the dessert choice are both chosen randomly. Are all the menus equally likely?

  3. What is the probability they pick a menu without meat? What is the probability they pick a menu with chocolate?