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Posted by **Shreya** on Friday, January 25, 2013 at 12:43am.

an orchestra has 2 violinsts, 2 cellisst, and 4 harpists. Assume that the players of each instrument have to sit together, but they can sit in their own group. In how many ways can the conductor seat the members of the orchestra in a line?

I just went 4*3*2 and got 24? is that wrong?

- Pre Calculus 12 -
**Reiny**, Friday, January 25, 2013 at 10:41amvisualize the groups V,C,H

these groups can be arranged in 3! ways or 6 ways

but within each group, the

violinists can be arranged in 2 way

the cellists in 2 ways

the harpists in 4! or 24 ways

so the number of arrangements

= 6(2x2x24) or 576 ways

- Pre Calculus 12 -
**Shreya**, Friday, January 25, 2013 at 11:26amOh but this is a multiple choice question and the only answers that it can be are

A 144

B 72

C 24

D 1728

- Pre Calculus 12 -
**Steve**, Friday, January 25, 2013 at 11:30amIt looks to me like you have a typo somewhere. Your answer of 4*3*2 indicates that there were 3 violinists or 3 harpists. In that case, multiply Reiny's answer by 3 to get 1728.

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