Q: How many ways can 8 people stand in line to limbo?

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Not sure what a strait line is! Five people can stand in a straight line, with Jessie third in 24 ways if you ignore left-to-right and right-to-left "reflections".

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There are 7 people who could stand first, with 6 people who could stand second for each of those first people, with 5 people who could stand third for each of those first two people, and so on, until with 1 person left who could stand seventh for each of the first six people. This gives 7 × 6 × 5 × ... × 1 = 5040 ways.

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There are n! (n factorial) ways that n people can stand in line. So six people can stand in line in: 1*2*3*4*5*6 = 720 different ways

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Limbo by Bernard Wolfe has 25 chapters.

Not sure what a strait line is! Five people can stand in a straight line, with Jessie third in 24 ways if you ignore left-to-right and right-to-left "reflections".

It usually depends on how many people are there.

If the people are always facing forward? 24 ways.

Last Day in Limbo has 256 pages.

Assuming you mean the order in which they stand in a line, this is simple combination of three from three, and there are six possible combinations:ABCACBBACBCACABCBA

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There are 7 people who could stand first, with 6 people who could stand second for each of those first people, with 5 people who could stand third for each of those first two people, and so on, until with 1 person left who could stand seventh for each of the first six people. This gives 7 × 6 × 5 × ... × 1 = 5040 ways.

1,000 people.