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Six children sit at a circular table. In how many orders can they sit at the table?

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Asked by Proprofs, Last updated: Apr 29, 2020

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Answered Oct 03, 2018

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At a circular (ring) table, the order ABCDEF = BCDEFA = CDEFAB, and so on. So, you need to find the total number of orders and divide this number by 6 to recognize the fact that the table is circular. The total number of orders is 6!, and 6!/6 = 5! = 54321 = 120.
 

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