## Question

Find the number of ways in which 8 different flowers can be strung to form a garland so that 4 particular flowers are never separated.

### Solution

288

Considering 4 particular flowers as one group of flower, we have five flowers (one group of flowers and remaining four flowers) which can be strung to from a garland in 4!/2 ways. But 4 particular flowers can be arranged themselves in 4! Ways. Thus, the required number of ways

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