<body bgcolor="bebebe"> <table><td> <table border=1 cellpadding="5" bgcolor=ffddff cellspacing=0> <caption><FONT SIZE="+2" FACE="Arial" COLOR="#FF0000"> THE CHINESE RESTAURANT</font> </caption> <td><font face="arial" size="-1"> A Chinese restaurant charges a standard price for it's "family dinner", consisting of any four different dishes (or entrees) on it's menu. The restaurant's advertisement claims that "over 3OO different family dinners are possible". If this claim is true, what must be the smallest possible number of dishes (entrees) listed on the menu?</font></td> </table> <td rowspan=2 align=center> <table><td align=center><img src="helpidea.gif"></td> <tr><td align=center><img src="catta.gif"></td> </table></td> <tr><td><table> <td><font face="arial" size="-1"> Try hard to solve this problem on your own. It will probably be solved in class, so you may merely remember this classroom experience. If you cannot solve the problem, or you have finished and want to compare your solution with the "official" version, here is a</font></td> <tr><td align=center> <a href="chinesea.htm"><img border=0 src="panic.gif"></a> </table></td> </table> <P> <table><td> <a href="143.htm#start"><img border=0 src="return43.gif"></a></td> <td>&nbsp;&nbsp;</td> <td> <a href="http://www.uww.edu"><img border=0 src="uww.gif"></a></td> <td valign=middle><table border=1 cellspacing=%1><td align=center><font face="arial" size="-2" color=brown> This page last updated<br> 20 June 1998</font></td> </table></td> </table> </font> </body>