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The counting principle

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Arturo is customizing his next pair of basketball shoes. The following table shows the design components and how many options he has for each.
Design componentNumber of options
Primary color8
Secondary color8
Sole color8
Lace color5
How many different shoe combinations can Arturo create?
  • Your answer should be
  • an integer, like 6
  • a simplified proper fraction, like 3/5
  • a simplified improper fraction, like 7/4
  • a mixed number, like 1 3/4
  • an exact decimal, like 0.75
  • a multiple of pi, like 12 pi or 2/3 pi