Posted by **Madi** on Monday, October 25, 2010 at 11:23pm.

How many people were at a party if There were 105 handshakes at a party and if each person at the party shook hands with exactly once with every other person. The answer is 15. How do I write the problem?

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**makhan pal**, Monday, September 26, 2016 at 12:27pm
n(n-1)/2=105, > n^2-n-210=0, n^2-15n+14n-210=0, > n(n-15)+14(n-15)=0, >(n-15)(n+14)=0, so, n=15, =-14 , as -ve is not possible, so n=15, ans will be 15 men

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**makhan pal**, Monday, September 26, 2016 at 12:28pm
n(n-1)/2=105, > n^2-n-210=0, n^2-15n+14n-210=0, > n(n-15)+14(n-15)=0, >(n-15)(n+14)=0, so, n=15, =-14 , as -ve is not possible, so n=15, ans will be 15 men

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