We have $7$ women and $10$ men; they sit at a table. I've been trying to solve how many ways can they sit excluding the case of women sitting next to each other.
My reasoning was the following: I will have to alternate woman and men to certain extent so that no woman will sit next to another woman. The possible alternations are the following cases:
$a)$ One of $7$ woman takes the first sit; one of $10$ men take the second; one of $6$ remaining women take the third; one of $9$ remaining men take the fourth, etc. So I have $10*7*9*6*8*5*7*4*6*3*5*2*4*1=10!7!$ possibilties.
$b)$One of $10$ men takes the first place; one of $7$ woman the second; etc. Again, $10!7!$ possibilities, but the order has changed.
In either case, I have $3$ men remaining. Let's call $A$ and $A'$ the selections of alternated men and woman that I described on points $a)$ and $b)$, and $S$ the selection of the three remaining men. The first man of $S$ is any of the three remaining; the second man of $S$ is any of the two remaining; the last one is the one that's neither of the previous two. So I have for $S$ $3*2*1=3!$ cases.
So my posibilities are that $A$ is the case or $A'$ is the case, and $P$. Which leaves me with $(10!7!+10!7!)*3!$ posibilities.
Is my reasoning okay? With this type of problems it troubles me how hard it is to actually test or check if one's answer is right. (Excuse any error on my english, it's not my native language.)