CAT 1997 Question Paper Question 38

Question 38

In how many ways can eight directors, the vice chairman and chairman of a firm be seated at a round table, if the chairman has to sit between the the vice chairman and a specific director?


Chariman, Vice-Chairman and the director can be made as a group such that Chairman sits between the Vice-Chairman and the director. This group can be formed in 2 ways.

Each of the remaining 7 directors and the group can be arranged in 7! ways.

=> Total number of ways = 2 * 7!.

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