Finance Papers

Document Type

Journal Article

Date of this Version

6-2016

Publication Source

Mathematics Magazine

Volume

89

Issue

3

Start Page

167

Last Page

176

DOI

10.4169/math.mag.89.3.167

Abstract

The random—or orderly—seating of passengers on a bus is used to motivate several questions about cycles of permutations. These in turn motivates the investigation of bijections between special subsets of permutations. The goal, of course, is to give simple explanations of surprising facts.

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Copyright © 2016 by Mathematical Association of America.

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Date Posted: 27 November 2017

This document has been peer reviewed.