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Correspondence problems

Correspondence problems are the problems in which different combinations of objects are made.


Example: Darcy has 3 pairs of jeans and 2 tops. How many different outfits can she make?
 



Method 1: List all the possible combinations.

We can make the following different outfits:


 

She can make 6 different outfits.

Method 2:
Another way of finding all the possible combinations is by using Multiplication.

Number of T-shirts = 2
Number of Jeans = 3

Number of different outfits = 2 × 3 = 6


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