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Homework Help: Where would you sit in the bus ?

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  1. Sep 8, 2015 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    If there are 4 people and six empty seats . in how many ways can they be seated ?

    2. Relevant equations


    3. The attempt at a solution
    Is it 6P4 6*5*4*3 = 360 combinations ?
     
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  3. Sep 8, 2015 #2

    RUber

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    I concur.
     
  4. Sep 9, 2015 #3

    HallsofIvy

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    Put the four people in whatever order you like. There are 6 places to seat the first person, then 5 for the second person, 4 for the third person and, finally, 3 places left to seat the fourth person- 6(5)(4)(3)= 360.
     
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