**We really don't want to have to draw this tree every time though! What if there were 8 choices for dinner, 13 choices for entertainment and 7 choices for dessert? Yikes! We'd need a MUCH bigger piece of paper. But... I already know that there would be 728 possible dates!**

**Want to know how I did it?**

**It's a little magic... and a lot of multiplying! **

**(Sorry, but I need to change my color scheme a tad here.)**

** 2 choices for dinner**

** 3 choices for entertainment**

** 2 choices for dessert**

possible dates |

** 8 choices for dinner**

** 13 choices for entertainment**

** 7 choices for dessert**

possible dates |

**So, if we had**

** 5 choices for dinner**

** 6 choices for entertainment**

** 3 choices for dessert**

**How many possible dates are there?**