# SOLUTION: suppose a businessman has to rank (in order) different locations to start a new business. If he has a total of 12 locations to choose from, how many ways can he rank 4 of those loc

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 Question 446253: suppose a businessman has to rank (in order) different locations to start a new business. If he has a total of 12 locations to choose from, how many ways can he rank 4 of those locations?Answer by stanbon(57967)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!If he has a total of 12 locations to choose from, how many ways can he rank 4 of those locations? --- Rank implies order. Order implies permutations. --- Your problem: 12P4 = 12!/(12-4)! = 12*11*10*9 = 11,880 ============ Cheers, Stan H. ============