Non-sexist Solution of the Menage Problem
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|A paper that appeared in the American Mathematical Monthly. The ménage problem asks for the number of ways of seating couples at a circular table, with men and women alternating, so that no one sits next to his or her partner. The paper presents a straightforward solution to this problem. What distinguishes the approach is that the ladies are not seated first. With exercises and references.|
|Levels:||High School (9-12), College, Research|
|Resource Types:||Problems/Puzzles, Articles|
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