Ways to seat men and women alternately around a circular table
I want to first thank the people who have been patiently helping me with proofs. Your kind help has paid off and the lecture I attended tonight really clarified things.
Now for the new problem:
How many ways are there to seat five women and five men around a circular table if the seating alternatives man-woman-man-woman, etc.?
First pair everyone as couples and now seat the couples around the table. There are 5 couples so that makes 5!/5 ways to seat the couples around the table. Now we need to rearrange the men or rearrange the women while leaving the other sex where they are. I calculate 5! ways to permute the couples. My answer would be 5!*5!/5.
Have I made a mistake?