1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data If 4 American, 2 French, and 3 British people are to be seated in a row, how many seating arrangements are possible when people of the same nationality must sit next to each other? 2. Relevant equations 3. The attempt at a solution If I "glue" the people together like so: ABF then there are 3! ways to arrange them. There are 4! ways to arrange the Americans, 2! to arrange the French, and 3! ways to arrange the british. Is the answer 3!4!2!3!= 1728?