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 Handshakes (Posted on 2004-06-14)
The Smiths, the Andrings and the Cliffords all hold a big party. Everyone shakes hands with every member of the other two families (no one shakes hands with members of their own family), 142 handshakes in all.

Assuming that there at least as many Andrings as Smiths, and at least as many Cliffords as Andrings, how many of each family are present?

 Submitted by Brian Smith No Rating Solution: (Hide) My solution is below. Federico Kereki provides a good solution here. Let S be the number of Smiths, A be the number of Andrings and C be the number of Cliffords. From the problem: 0

 Subject Author Date Puzzle Solution K Sengupta 2009-02-26 15:28:11 Answer K Sengupta 2009-02-16 16:04:45 re: Solution (spoiler) Dej Mar 2008-11-03 21:58:15 Hit and trail prashant 2004-06-16 08:21:11 re(3): Volume vs surface area Larry 2004-06-15 00:21:09 re(2): 1/2 Surface of a Rectangular Solid... Erik O. 2004-06-14 13:26:09 re: 1/2 Surface of a Rectangular Solid... Larry 2004-06-14 12:29:12 1/2 Surface of a Rectangular Solid... Erik O. 2004-06-14 10:18:20 No brute force applied Federico Kereki 2004-06-14 09:58:16 ONE FOR ALL Ady TZIDON 2004-06-14 09:28:28 re(2): Solution - no brute force? fwaff 2004-06-14 08:57:15 Half right Larry 2004-06-14 08:24:40 re: Solution Charlie 2004-06-14 08:19:15 Solution e.g. 2004-06-14 07:46:41

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