In how many ways can 8 people be seated in a row of chairs if three of the people, John, Wilma and Paul, want to sit in three consecutive seats?

There is six ways to arrange the three

a b c

c a b

b c a

a c b

c b a

b a c

then there are 6 ways to seat them next to each other in the row of 8 chairs

6 x 6

and there are 5 remaining people to arrange in the remaining 5 seats

5!

5! x 6 x 6 = ...............