Hence:

Notes: * represents multiplication, / represents division.

When there are

*two*participants,

# of combinations = 6 * 5 / 2 = 15

When there are

*three*participants,

# of combinations = 6 * 5 * 4 / (2 * 3) = 20

When there are

*four*participants,

# of combinations = 6 * 5 * 4 * 3 / (2 * 3 * 4) = 15

When there are

*five*participants*,

# of combinations = 6 * 5 * 4 * 3 * 2 / (2 * 3 * 4 * 5) = 6

When there are

*six*participants,

there's only one combination, duh!

So that is a total of 57 ways to have hot Thornstrom/Arkora/Natuzzi goodness! Why, that's as many ways as there are varieties of tomatoes in Heinz ketchup! :D

*I must say that the five participant case saddens me, as there will be one poor guy left out. Maybe he gets to watch?

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**Edit:**I think the general formula, where x is the total number of participants, and y is the number of participants involved, is x! / ((x-y)! * y!).]

How many of those 57 combinations have we covered? Not many! Get cracking everyone! *peers at Lira* *peers at Frala* *peers at Tammy too, just because*

Viva la revolucion!

flanneryflyerJust...

*dies*

fralaOhhhh i'm going to get cracking alright... well eventually *giggle* I soooo love those guys. *mauls*

Viva!!!!!

harleymae*huggles* Todd/Petr is already *thud* for me. *joins in mauling*

fralagah *thuds just from images* wooo *group maul*

flanneryflyerharleymaeiltbharleymaeiltblittlestcloudsharleymae*hugs* Thanks. :P

littlestclouds(Deleted comment)harleymaeclare21...or possibly not, i think my brain might have been a little too distracted ;)

harleymaeclare21lastcatastrophe!

I love you.

Lira

harleymaePsst, where's that Thornstrom/Arkora? :P

aramiharleymaearamijetpants*melts, explodes and DIES*

duuuuuuuuude. i'm not very mathy, but that - that i can completely understand. ;D we certainly need to start applying your calculations. can't let all that hard work go to waste!

harleymaeDefinitely not, get cracking, woman! :P

jetpantsi nominate myself to write...something involving petr! ;P maybe i'll asign some petr options to numbers on a dice and roll it to decide who i'll pair him with. otherwise i'd never make up my mind...

harleymaejetpantsharleymaejetpants