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December 27th, 2014, 05:13 PM   #1
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An explanation would be nice, don't you think? Otherwise we will just think you have misread the question or made up an arbitrary answer.

If there were 24 people at the party and each shook hands with at least one other person what is the minimum possible number of hand shakes. Here the answer is clearly 12 where each person shakes hands with exactly one other, so does that help us with the original question.

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An explanation would be nice, don't you think? Otherwise we will just think you have misread the question or made up an arbitrary answer.

If there were 24 people at the party and each shook hands with at least one other person what is the minimum possible number of hand shakes. Here the answer is clearly 12 where each person shakes hands with exactly one other, so does that help us with the original question.

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My answer was for if everybody shook hands with everybody, which was not the question asked but not made up.
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