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# Arranging Talent: Math Behind Performance Sequences

**Chapter 4, Problem 6**

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**Show Programs** Three bands and two comics are performing for a student talent show. How many different programs (in terms of order) can be arranged? How many if the comics must perform between bands?

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##### Arranging Talent: Math Behind Performance Sequences

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Explore the fascinating world of permutations to determine the number of possible arrangements for a talent show. Learn how constraints change the number of valid sequences and delve into combinatorial techniques.

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**QUESTION:**

**Show Programs** Three bands and two comics are performing for a student talent show. How many different programs (in terms of order) can be arranged? How many if the comics must perform between bands?

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In the problem, we are asked to find two numbers:

1. number of possible orders of the 5 performers - 3 bands and 2 comics

2. number of orders of the performers such that comics come in between bands

To find these numbers, use the permutation rule and the counting rule.