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# Three Russians, three Americans, and three Norwegians are to

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Three Russians, three Americans, and three Norwegians are to seat at a round table such that they alter one another. How many ways are there to do so?

A. 9!
B. 8!
C. 3!*3!*3!
D. 2!*3!*3!
E. 1
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stolyar wrote:
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Can you give us an example where we account for the ROTATION factor..

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say 9 people sit around a table. If we rotate the table, there will be 9 same position, so 9! does not apply here, 9!/9 = 8! does

Akamaibrah gave the best explanation of the topic some time ago. Find it in his previous posts.
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