This year the group has exactly the same twenty members as last year and the boss has stated that he will obtain this year's 20-rung ladder from last year's 20-rung ladder in such a way that if a person's position is changed, it is not changed by more than one rung up or down.

Ernest questions whether the number of possible such ladders is small enough that every one of them can reasonably be considered by the boss. How many such are there, in fact? Generalize to groups of size N.