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 Click here to see ALL problems on Permutations Question 622984: A committee of 12 wants to elect a President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer from its membership. How many different ways can this be accomplished?Found 2 solutions by Alan3354, nerdybill:Answer by Alan3354(30993)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!A committee of 12 wants to elect a President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer from its membership. How many different ways can this be accomplished? ------------ If no person can hold more than one office: 12*11*10*9 = 11880 Answer by nerdybill(6962)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!A committee of 12 wants to elect a President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer from its membership. How many different ways can this be accomplished? . Since "order" matters, think permutation: 12P4 . 12!/(12-4)! 12!/8! 9*10*11*12 = 11880