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    Factorials equation

    How do I solve this for n without making a guess? n!(5-n)!=4! Is it possible to simply drop all the ! signs?
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    Re: Factorials equation

    Hello, Stuck Man!

    How do I solve this for n without making a guess? . n!(5-n)!\:=\:4!
    Is it possible to simply drop all the ! signs? . No

    There are only six possible choices: 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5.

    We find the solutions are: . n \,=\,1,\,4
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