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Posted by **Jeannie** on Wednesday, October 20, 2010 at 8:11pm.

There can only be 10 different results, only one person can win.

how would i set this up?

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**bobpursley**, Wednesday, October 20, 2010 at 8:19pmI am uncertai what you want. If there is only one office, then any of the ten can win, and so, there are 10 possible results.

Now if you are wanting to see how many different ways 1st, 2nd, 3rd place and so on, then

waystofinish= 109*8*....= 10!

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**bobpursley**, Wednesday, October 20, 2010 at 8:20pmopps, type

ways to finish=10*9*8*....= 10!

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**Jeannie**, Wednesday, October 20, 2010 at 8:43pmthe answer is 10!?

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**bobpursley**, Wednesday, October 20, 2010 at 8:56pmReread my comments. the answer is 10! if you are looking to sort the applicants into 1st,second,and so on.

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**Samuel Brogdon**, Wednesday, October 20, 2010 at 9:23pmok I see what bob is saying but you looking for how many different possibilities there are.

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**Samuel Brogdon**, Wednesday, October 20, 2010 at 9:25pmhow many different combinations huh? ok I agree with bob and thats a rather large number

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