Making an Organized List
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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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