The Punnett Menu
But first, let's demystify Punnett's Square a bit. We're going to make a generalized Punnett Square using food instead of alleles.
To set this up, I want you to imagine going out to eat at one of those super-trendy restaraunts (Chez Punnett, of course) with lots of dishes you've never heard of. Your task? Order an entrée and a dessert.
(Just for fun, see if you can guess which three of these recipes actually came from Gourmet magazine).
Our restaurant has 5 entrées and 5 desserts, so how many possible combinations are there?
- I need a hint ... : you could pair each entrée with each dessert
- ...another hint ... :there are 5*5 combinations
I think I have the answer: 25
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