### Brain Teasers

# Mix 'n Match

An older sister bragged that she had 30 different new outfits to wear to school.

Her younger brother said, "That's not true. You have 3 pairs of jeans, 5 shirts, and 2 pairs of shoes. There's no way that makes 30 different outfits. You only have 10 outfits."

Who is correct and why?

Her younger brother said, "That's not true. You have 3 pairs of jeans, 5 shirts, and 2 pairs of shoes. There's no way that makes 30 different outfits. You only have 10 outfits."

Who is correct and why?

### Answer

The older sister is correct. There are 30 different ways to mix and match the pants, shirts, and shoes.One pair of jeans goes with 5 shirts, so there are (3 x 5) or 15 jeans/shirts combinations. Each of these combinations can be worn with either of two pairs of shoes, which makes (15 x 2) or 30 different outfits.

Hide Answer Show Answer

## What Next?

View a Similar Brain Teaser...

If you become a registered user you can vote on this brain teaser, keep track of which ones you have seen, and even make your own.

### Solve a Puzzle

## Comments

too easy.. i got it within 10 seconds.. good easer though.. keep 'em coming!!

this is easy, but fun.

this is easy, but fun.

the bro is right. JUST THINK abt IT.

that was easy

That was way too easy. Hah I beat the first dude I got the answer in 3 seconds. It was still a pretty good teaser.

You could always wear the shoes on your head.

Don't worry, I got a lot of easy ones coming.

easy, but fun

i found out, using the mathmaticle expression that pie=yXb (b=clothes) (y=outfits) the equilateral triangle expression states that pieXz squared= the answer. SO she did not hav 30 ways, she had 35

it took you three seconds to figure out the qustion? whoa.... i got it right when i read how many things she had.

how do you come up with 35 outfits. there are only 30. I just learned about it in my pre calculas math book, by the way I am only 13 in eight grade so hah, and there are only 30

I think 60.... she can mix the shoes

That was too easy!!!

To post a comment, please create an account and sign in.

## Follow Braingle!