1. ## seating problem

a group of 5 people are seated in a circle with 6 available chairs, how many seating comvbinations are there and how is this number calculated?

2. Originally Posted by nickelsay
a group of 5 people are seated in a circle with 6 available chairs, how many seating comvbinations are there and how is this number calculated?
You do the problem with them seating in a line (row) first. There are $6!$ such ways. But now you divide by $6$ because when they sit in a circle there are six ways round the circle to get the same seating.

3. ## seating again

sorry, still a bit puzzled, your answer....6 combinations if in a row and if in a circle to divide by 6 brings me back to one?