There are only six ways that four people can sit around a round table.
draw all six possibilities
and if there are n people sitting around a round table in how many ways can it be dont(and why)

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- anonymous

(n-1)!

- anonymous

Btw, the question is worded badly, you should scald your teacher.

- anonymous

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- anonymous

so what u mean with n-1 factorial.. how ca i draw them

- anonymous

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- anonymous

Place your first person in a seat. Then for the first 3 pictures put a different person in the seat clockwise of him. For each of those 3, put the remaining 2 people in different seats. Boom, 6.

- anonymous

aaaaaaaa,,, yea look he said this are cosider the same
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- anonymous

Then your teach is wrong, they aren't the same.

- anonymous

:(.

- anonymous

They are only the same if you can rotate the table so they look exactly the same.

- anonymous

i think thats what he means

- anonymous

Yup, so the two pictures you drew are different as you can't rotate one to make the other.

- anonymous

i got
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- anonymous

My apologies, I could only see the first drawing in each of your pictures as my window is small. In your second picture they are the same yes,

- anonymous

Okay now for each of those pictures, just swap over the 2 on the bottom and you have your 6.

- anonymous

mm i cant look

- anonymous

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- anonymous

same

- anonymous

tears

- anonymous

Why did you move your A? With your 3 you got, just swap the bottom row and keep the top row the same.

- anonymous

will happen the same

- anonymous

ABCD, ABDC, ACDB, ACBD, ADBC, ADCB are your 6 tables. No it won't happen the same.

- anonymous

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- anonymous

What is your picture trying to show? You have 6 different tables there like I told you.

- anonymous

the first three are different arrangements but the three next it looks the same if u turn the table

- anonymous

well no too much

- anonymous

You're wrong, look more carefully. You have 6 distinct tables.

- anonymous

yeaa... i can see now

- anonymous

so are we still using (n-1)!

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