Posted by **anomyous** on Monday, October 26, 2009 at 4:44pm.

At a faculty costume party, each teacher from transylvania Middle School came dressed as his or her favorite creepy creature. The teachers arrived one at a time, and when a new teacher came in, each of the teachers already there lined up at the door and shook hands with the newcomer. Count Dracula(Mr.Blab) kept track of the number of hand shkes exchanged. He said that there were 171 handshakes exchanged at the party.

How many teachers came to the costume party

- 8th grade -
**bobpursley**, Monday, October 26, 2009 at 6:06pm
the first teacher did not shake his own hand.

so, lets see how many handsakes Read in two lines,number people,and totalhandshakes.

2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14

1 3 6 10 15 21 28 36 45 55 66 78 91

15 16 17 18 19

105 120 136 153 171

- 8th grade -
**Anonymous**, Thursday, February 11, 2010 at 10:58am
19

- 8th grade -
**This is hard**, Monday, November 10, 2014 at 4:52pm
Someone plz tell me the answer

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