First of all, I would like to apologize for my bad english. The Problem: There is n members inclusive CEO and 2 vice presidents. In how many ways can they be seated around a table so that both vice presidents sits next to the CEO? Attempt at a solution: There's in total (n+2)! ways to be seated at the table. It should be divided by a vice president to the left (if his place are fixed). That gives us (n+1) opportunities. The same on the left hand side. The other vice president only have one side to choose when the CEO and vice president are sat, (n). All in all: (2(n+2)!)/((n+1)(n)) Is this the right way to think?