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  1. 12 Nov '03 15:57
    If there are 100 people from Hollywood at a party and each shakes the hand of every other person, how many handshakes take place?

    1.) Total Handshakes = ________________________________________
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    2.) What meathod did you use to solve this problem? You must use complete sentences.

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  2. 12 Nov '03 21:45 / 2 edits
    If there are 100 people from Hollywood at a party and each shakes the hand of every other person, how many handshakes take place?

    1.) Total Handshakes = 100 x 100 - 100 = 9900 handshakes
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    2.) What meathod did you use to solve this problem?
    Just guessing: 100 people times 100 people minus themselves (because they won't shake their own hands). That's, of course, assuming that all the people in the room have all their limbs.
  3. Standard member skeeter
    515 + 30 days
    12 Nov '03 22:55 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by phisherman
    If there are 100 people from Hollywood at a party and each shakes the hand of every other person, how many handshakes take place?

    1.) Total Handshakes = 100 x 100 - 100 = 9900 handshakes
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    2.) What meathod d ...[text shortened]... se, assuming that all the people in the room have all their limbs.
    Wrong - assuming that every-one has two hands then it is 400 x 400 (left to right/left to left/right to right/right to left] minus 300{we are only able to shake withourselves just once) which equals 159,700 in total

    skeeter
  4. 12 Nov '03 23:20 / 1 edit

    Person 1 shakes the hand of 99 others. Person 2 shakes the hand of 98 others, as he has already shaken the hand of person 1. Continuing with this pattern, the answer is the 99th triangular number.

    Formula for triangular numbers = (1/2 x)(x-1)
    Substitute 99 into the formula

    49.5 * 98

    which equals 4851. So 4851 handshakes take place.
  5. Standard member royalchicken
    CHAOS GHOST!!!
    12 Nov '03 23:48
    Er, 100 people each shake hands with 99 people, with two people per handshake. That's 9900/2 = 4950.

    KFC Bognor is basically right, except he used the wrong TN. It should be 99+98+97+96+95+...+1 = (99^2 + 99)/2 = 4950.

  6. Standard member skeeter
    515 + 30 days
    13 Nov '03 08:15
    Originally posted by royalchicken
    Er, 100 people each shake hands with 99 people, with two people per handshake. That's 9900/2 = 4950.

    KFC Bognor is basically right, except he used the wrong TN. It should be 99+98+97+96+95+...+1 = (99^2 + 99)/2 = 4950.

    Er, everyone is ignoring the fact that we can shake hands with another person in one of four ways - to wit :
    1. Right to (their) right
    2. Right to (their) left
    3. Left to (their) left
    4. Left to (their) right

    and we can also shake hands with-ourselves. Once!

    skeeter firmly esconced in the 159,700 camp.
  7. Standard member Fiathahel
    Artist in Drawing
    13 Nov '03 14:01 / 1 edit
    in full sentences:
    Every body shakes everybody's hand, so everybody shakes 99 hands. If you sum that over all people you count every handshake twice. so therefor the answer is 100 * 99 / 2 = 4950
  8. 13 Nov '03 16:26
    Originally posted by Master of Golden Sun
    [b]If there are 100 people from Hollywood at a party and each shakes the hand of every other person, how many handshakes take place?

    What if everybody only shook hands with eachother once?
  9. Standard member kingofthe303
    Wormtongue
    13 Nov '03 18:11
    If there are 100 people from Hollywood at a party and each shakes the hand of every other person, how many handshakes take place?
    More to the point, how many new film get made?

    I agree with RC the obvious answer is 4,950. But if each person shakes the hand of every other person, and assuming that every other person has two hands, the answer must be doubled. That is every person at the party shakes the left hand and the right hand of every other person = 9,900. It is irrelevant the number of combinations of shaking a right or a left hand because you only have to shake each hand once. The question also clearly states "the hand of every OTHER person", so no need to include your left hand shaking your right hand in the calculation.
  10. 13 Nov '03 20:08
    Originally posted by kingofthe303
    More to the point, how many new film get made?

    I agree with RC the obvious answer is 4,950. But if each person shakes the hand of every other person, and assuming that every other person has two hands, the answer must be doubled. That is every person at the party shakes the left hand and the right hand of every other person = 9,900. It is irreleva ...[text shortened]... HER person", so no need to include your left hand shaking your right hand in the calculation.
    Of source "Every other person" might mean that each person only shakes with half of the other people....
  11. 16 Nov '03 20:13
    jeulious cezar, although a bit antisocial, and epileptic, was very good at parties, he would only show up for like an hour, but he would make a point of talking to _everyone_ there during that time, this is one of the reasons that he was so popular.

    is the 99th triangle number the same as (99!)?
  12. Standard member royalchicken
    CHAOS GHOST!!!
    16 Nov '03 21:45 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by fearlessleader
    jeulious cezar, although a bit antisocial, and epileptic, was very good at parties, he would only show up for like an hour, but he would make a point of talking to _everyone_ there during that time, this is one of the reasons that he was so popular.

    is the 99th triangle number the same as (99!)?
    No, the 99th triangular number is the number of ways of selecting 2 items out of 100 things, with order of no consequence, or 99*100/2 = 4950.

    99! = 99*98*97*96*95....*2 is very much larger.
  13. 19 Nov '03 13:02
    Hi! Times up on this fourm thanx to your help i was able to get the correct answer

    If there are 100 people from Hollywood at a party and each shakes the hand of every other person, how many handshakes take place?

    1.) Total Handshakes = 4950
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    100 people each shake hands with 99 people, with two people per handshake. That's 9900/2 = 4950.

    It should be 99+98+97+96+95+...+1 = (99^2 + 99)/2 = 4950.

    2.) What method did you use to solve this problem? You must use complete sentences.

    The method I used to solve this problem is that when I first approached this problem I tried to come up with an algebraic equation such as solving for x. Then I got the equation 99+98+97+96+95+...+1 = x where x would = 4950. Then I simplified my equation to (99^2 + 99)/2 = x. This is how I approached this problem, using a method where I was trying to solve for x.
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  14. 19 Nov '03 17:35
    I am the Master of Golden Sun no one can beat me not Tempest Lizard, not Satrous and Mernardi, not Dullahun, not Star Magician, not Doom Dragon, and ecpcally not you! HA HA HA! [/b]
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  15. 19 Nov '03 17:36
    The <b> blah <b> i did was to try to make it bold.
    Oops, oh well.