ExplanationThis is a permutation because order matters.

First, think about the positions for the 2 governors from Alaska and Hawaii. There are 5 pairs of spots they can occupy: first and second, second and third, third and fourth, fourth and fifth, or fifth and sixth.

That gives you 5 possibilities; since either governor could come first, you have a total of 5 × 2 = 10 possible ways to arrange those 2 governors. Meanwhile, for each of those options, the other governors can assume any of the remaining spots, which equals 4 × 3 × 2 × 1, or 24 possibilities.

The answer is thus 10 × 24 = 240, choice (D).
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