# At every basketball game they announce the 5 starting players. How many DIFFERENT ways could they announce them?

Apr 28, 2016

5! =120 ways

#### Explanation:

There are five possible ways to announce the first player. For each of those, there are four possible ways to announce the second player. For each of those, there are three possible ways to announce the third player, and so on. We can count this by multiplying the different numbers of ways, getting the total as

5xx4xx3xx2xx1=5! =120