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 Problems can be solved by making an Organized List.
 To solve a problem you need to follow                              these important steps:                        Step 1:  Understand the problem.                        Step 2:  Make a plan.                             Make an organized list.                        Step 3:  Carry out the plan.                        Step 4:  Look Back.

 Step 1: Think of different ways to                    arrange two posters. Step 2: Let Y stand for yellow,                         P for pink, and B for blue. Step 3: Arrange Y, P, and B                   in pairs. Step 4: Count the number of pairs.                    There are 6 combinations.

 Step 1: Arrange Abby, Bonnie, and                   Liz in different orders. Step 2: Let A stand for Abby, L                  for Liz, and B for Bonnie. Step 3: Make combinations starting                   with A, then B, then L. Step 4: Check that you've made all                   possible combinations.                       There are 6 combinations.

 Step 1:How many combinations of                 2 menu items can you make? Step 2: Pair the items: soup,                   sandwich, salad, chili Step 3: Start with soup, and match                   it with the other items. Step 4: Check that you have all                   possible ways.  There are                   6 ways.

 Remember: Make an organized list to solve problems.

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