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Joan and Jim are planning a dinner menu including a main dish and dessert. They have main dish choices (steak, tuna casserole, turkey burgers, and lasagna) and dessert choices (brownies, ice cream, and chocolate chip cookies.) How many different dinner menus do they have to choose from? List all of the possible menus.  

Diagram with two columns, Main Dishes and Desserts. Under Main Dishes is Steak, Tuna Casserole, Turkey Burgers, and Lasagna, Under Desserts is Brownies, Ice Cream, and Chocolate Chip Cookies, An orange line is drawn from Steak to each of the 3 desserts, A blue line is drawn from Tuna Casserole to each of the 3 desserts. A purple line is drawn from Turkey Burgers to each of the 3 desserts. A green line is drawn from Lasagna to each of the 3 desserts.

Each line represents one unique dinner menu.

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

( main dish choices)( dessert choices) = menus