You are going on to a roller coaster with 4 other friends. If the coaster has individual seats in a line how many different ways can you and your friends ride?

**Lesson Steps**:

You can count the Permutations

1234 1243 1423 1432 1324 1342 And so on

or you can calculate them

4 *3*2*1=24

The first seat you have 4 choices

The seconded 3 friends are left

Thrid 2 friends to choose from

Fourth you have 1 seat to choose from

**Answer**:

4 *3*2*1=24

**Grade**: 6

**Level**: Middle school

**Subject**: English

**Topic**: Word problem solving