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Non-sexist Solution of the Menage Problem

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Author:Bogart, Doyle
Description: 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
Languages: English
Resource Types: Problems/Puzzles, Articles
Math Topics: Permutations/Combinations

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