Natalie has 12 shirts and 7 pairs of pants. Each shirt can be worn with each pair of pants. How many different combinations of 1 shirt and 1 pair of pants does Natalie have to choose from?

A.) 7

B.) 12

C.) 19

D.) 42

E.) 84

A.) 7

B.) 12

C.) 19

D.) 42

E.) 84

**Forget Natalie, right now. Here's a similar, more basic example:**

__A basic example:__how many different ways can the

**numbers**

be matched with the letters, below:

**1, 2, 3**

**A, B**

1A 2A 3A

1B 2B 3B

**3 numbers**x

**2 letters**=

**6 ways**

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**Back to Natalie:**

**Possibilities for:**12 shirts and 7 pairs of pants

= 12 x 7

=

**84 different combinations**

E.)

E.)

*- Algebra House*