. In an encyclopedia of language, the author presents five sentences that make a reasonable paragraph regardless of their order. The sentences are listed below. Mark had told him about the foxes. John looked out of the window. Could it be a fox? However, nobody had seen one for months. He thought he saw a shape in the bushes. In how many different orders can the five sentences be arranged?
Answer:the 1st & last paras are fixed.
that leaves 3 to be put in any order
there are 3 choices for the 1st,
2 choices left for the 2nd
and just 1 choice for the last
multiply to get
= 6 ways