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 Jun 12, 2021
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First find the number of ways to pick 2 boxes out of 5 distinct boxes where order doesn't matter.   Call this number $A$.  Next, find the number of ways to seat 3 people in a circle where two seatings are considered the same if one seating can be rotated or flipped in 3D into another.   Call this number $B$.  The answer is $A\cdot B$.

 Jun 12, 2021
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thanks!

 Jun 12, 2021
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Come to think of it, flipping should not be allowed.   Sorry.

Bginner  Jun 12, 2021

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