Permutations, Combinations, and Circular Seating Arrangements

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A counting problem in the context of circular seating arrangements extends our understanding of permutations, combinations, and recursions with connections to Stirling numbers and factorial polynomials.

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Richard A. Edwards, edwar491@msu.edu, is a teaching specialist in the math department at Lyman Briggs College within Michigan State University. A former secondary math and science teacher, he is interested in helping students develop higher-order quantitative thinking skills and make connections between mathematics and other fields.

(Corresponding author is Edwards edwar491@msu.edu)
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