Lesson 5-5.8
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For question 5.8, how do distinguishable versus indistinguishable chairs affect the answer?
martha2A: Feb. 4, 2015, 6:47 p.m.
When the chairs are distinguishable you multiply by the number of chairs because Attila sitting in the pink chair, lets say, would not be the same as Attila sitting in the blue chair. When the chairs are indistinguishable you don't account for the chance of them sitting in a different chair because they all the chairs are the same.
weisbart: Feb. 5, 2015, 7:59 p.m.
Right! The point is that you know where the first person sits.