Bunuel wrote:

Thirty-six identical chairs must be arranged in rows with the same number of chairs in each row. Each row must contain at least 3 chairs, and there must be at least 3 rows. A row is parallel to the front of the room. How many different arrangements are possible?

(A) 2

(B) 4

(C) 5

(D) 6

(E) 10

We could have the following arrangements:

3 rows of 12 chairs per row

4 rows of 9 chairs per row

6 rows of 6 chairs per row

9 rows of 4 chairs per row

12 rows of 3 chairs per row

We see that the number of arrangements is 5.

Answer: C

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