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Paving Paths

Age 11 to 14 Challenge Level:

10 paving slabs.

How many different ways can I lay 10 paving slabs, each 2 foot by 1 foot, to make a path 2 foot wide and 10 foot long from my back door into my garden, without cutting any of the paving slabs?