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Q: How many handshakes if 100 people shake hands with every other person in room?

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There will be 28 handshakes. If you ask each person how many handshakes they had they will tell you 7 making 7 x 8 = 56 handshakes in all. But every hand involves two people, so every handshake has been counted twice, thus there are 56 / 2 = 28 handshakes in all.

Each person will shake hands with every other person, except himself. If there are 25 people, each person will shake hands with 25-1 people, or 24. The number of times each person will shake hands with another, will be 25x24. The number of handshakes will be half of that, as each handshake is between two persons. The formula, in other words, is x(x-1)/2, where x is the number of people. With 25 people, it will be 25x24/2 = 300 handshakes.

Sixty-six unique, distinct handshakes.

If there are 6 people in a room, and each person shakes hands with every otherperson in the room, then there will be 15 separate and distinct handshakesbetween different pairs of people.

Everyone shakes hands with 4 other people. Since there are 5 people in the room this would suggest there are 5*4 = 20 handshakes. However, you would then be double counting handshakes: A shaking hands with B and B shaking hands with A is, in reality, only one handshake. Thus there are 5*4/2 = 10 handshakes in all.

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With 3 people, there are only 3 handshakes: AB, AC, and BC. Where it gets interesting is at a party with, say, 10 people ... 45 handshakes. Or in the US Senate when all 100 Senators are present ... 4,950 handshakes.

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4950 handshakes, that is the definite answer

3. AB, BC and CA.

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