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Let us there are n nodes which are labelled.

Then the number of trees possible is given by the Catalan Number i.e $\binom{2n}{n} / (n+1)$

Then the binary search trees possible is just 1?
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For a given unlabeled tree, there is only 1 way a BST can be formed.

For n labeled nodes, Catalan Number of BST can be formed.
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For example, if number of nodes are 3 then 5 unlabelled binary trees[2nCn/(n+1)] are possible with 3 nodes. So, for each unlabelled binary tree there are 6 possible labelled binary trees[(i.e.,n!,(3!=3*2*1)] . Suppose that 3 labelled nodes are 1,2,3 and assume that the inorder traversal for this labelled binary tree is 123, then among those 6 possible binary trees you can get only one binary search tree as inorder 123.
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