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# At a dinner party, 5 people are to be seated around a

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At a dinner party, 5 people are to be seated around a circular table. Two seating arrangements are considered different only when the positions of the people are different to each other. What is the total number of different possible seating arrangement for the group.
A. 5
B. 10
C. 24
D. 32
E. 120.

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05 Dec 2006, 16:58
Arrangement of n people in a circular table, number of permutations is

(n-1) !

So the answer is 4! or 24
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05 Dec 2006, 16:58
c) 24

(n-1)! if circular arrangement.

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05 Dec 2006, 17:00
the no of arrangements around a circular table consisting of n members is (n-1)!
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05 Dec 2006, 18:43
C

Be cautious that the seating is circular in nature, hence
ABCDE , BCDEA , EABCD ... are indistinguishable

5!/5 = 24
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