## 7. There are seven clarinet players in the concert band. In how many ways can they be seated in seven chairs at a concert? Use the

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Answer:5,040

Step-by-step explanation:Fundamental Counting Principle states that if there are m ways of doing a thing and there are n ways of doing other thing then there are total m*n ways of doing both things.

Example : If there are 5 path to reach a destination and 3 mode of transport ( bike, car, bicycle) . Then are 5 * 3 ways to reach the destination using the different mode of transport available.

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Given no of clarinet players = 7

no of chairs = 7

First player can be seated on seven chairs in seven ways

( for illustration let the seat be a , b, c , d , e , f , g. he can sit on any of the chairs)

since one chair is occupied and 6 chair is available

second player can be seated on 6 chairs in 6 ways

for illustration let the seat be a be occupied then b, c , d , e , f , g are the chairs on which second player can sit.

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Similarly 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th and 7th player can be seat on chairs in

5, 4 , 3, 2, and 1 way respectively.

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now using fundamental Counting Principle

since 7 players can sit on chair in

7 , 6, 5 , 4, 3 , 2, 1 ways then together they can be seated in

7 * 6 * 5 * 4 * 3 * 2 * 1 ways = 5, 040 ways