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Mixed Questions of Law and Fact: Thursday, April 3, 2014

Posted by William MacDonald on April 3, 2014

You are planning a three-course meal for the Queen of Luvoria. You have a choice of four entrees (beef, lamb, chicken, or salmon), five vegetables (carrots, peas, spinach, beets, or eggplant), and four desserts (pistachio ice cream, chocolate mousse, sponge cake, or banana cream pie). You are also told that the Queen has three unusual rules: ( A ) she will not eat anything green in the same meal she eats fish; ( B ) she will not eat root vegetables with fowl; and ( C ) she will not eat a meal in which all the dishes start with the same letter. With the available ingredients and adhering to the Queen’s rules, how many different three-course meals could you make?

  1. 48
  2. 58
  3. 60
  4. 80
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