Five people are passing a ball amongst themselves. The ball starts with Alonzo. Each person who has the ball passes it onto someone else. After the eighth pass, the ball returns to Alonzo. Find the number of possible sequences of passes.
Draw a circle of the people and label around the circle the letters A,B,C,D, and E (to easily keep track).
We also know that eight passes were completed, and that each person has 6 choices. Find the total.