In a survey conducted by a union, members were asked to rate the importance of the following issues: (1) job security, (2) increased fringe benefits, and (3) improved working conditions. Six different responses were allowed for each issue. Among completed surveys, how many different responses to this survey were possible?

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The number of possible combinations should be choice C.) 216 possible responses.

You have 3 trials, each with 6 different outcomes. The total possible number of outcomes from these 3 trials together is the product of their outcomes. Therefore # of possible responses = 6 * 6 * 6 = 216

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