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Shaking hands at a party 2014-12-03
From Nazrul:
At a party, everyone shook hands with everybody else. There were 66 handshakes. How many people were at the party?
Please help me.

Answered by Penny Nom.
4 card hands 2014-11-02
From Ronaldo:
How many Mus hands (combination of 4 cards allowing repetitions) can be made from a deck containing 8 types of cards?

RRSS, RRS7, etc.

I think 330. If so, what is the formula?

Answered by Penny Nom.
How many 5 card hands in a deck of 52 have 2 aces and 3 other cards? 2010-03-23
From Travis:
How many 5 card hands in a deck of 52 have 2 aces and 3 other cards?
Answered by Penny Nom.
The distance travelled by a minute hand 2010-03-06
From Patric:
How much distance will the minutes hand of length 14mm of a clock cover in moving from 5 to 10?
Answered by Penny Nom.
A minute hand 2009-11-05
From Pardha:
A minute hand of table clock is 3cms long. How far its tip move in 20 minutes
Answered by Penny Nom.
How many handshakes took place? 2009-04-15
From wm:
Suppose every member of the House of Representatives shakes hands with every other member exactly once. How many handshakes took place ?
Answered by Penny Nom.
License plates and poker hands 2009-03-14
From CC:
You have a license plate it can have 6 numbers/letters you can use the numerals 0-9 and the letters A-Z how many combos are possible and how did you figure it out?

Question 2,

Your dealt an Omaha hand You have KKKQQ, how many different hands can consist of the same cards.

Answered by Harley Weston.
A seven card poker hand 2009-01-12
From Sean:
from a standard card deck, seven cards are chosen at random. find the probability that the set chosen contains exactly three of each of two different face values.

the second part of the problem asks the probability that the card hand contains exactly three 2's and exactly three 5's.

Answered by Robert Dawson.
How many handshakes take place? 2008-06-26
From Peter:
Eight people of different heights are at a party. Each person decides to only shake hands with people shorter than him/herself. How many handshakes take place? My math book says it is 0. Is it wrong? If so, what is the answer?
Answered by Harley Weston.
A five card hand of playing cards with all 4 tens 2008-06-25
From shari:
of the 2598960 different five card hands from a deck of 52 playing cards. how many would contain all ten's?
Answered by Janice Cotcher.
The angle between the hands on a clock 2008-04-04
From Kristin:
The question I need help with is : Bobo looked at the clock at 1:25. What was the precise measure of the angle formed by the hour and minute hands of the clock? Assume that each of the clock hands moves at a constant rate continuously around the face of the clock. Thus, in any given fractional part of an hour, each hand will move that same fractional part of an hour's worth of movement.
Answered by Stephen La Rocque.
Handshakes at a twenty person party 2008-02-25
From Chris:
Twenty people have gathered at a party. Find the number of handshakes when each person shakes hands with everyone else at the party.
Answered by Penny Nom.
2 aces and 3 kings 2007-10-05
From Becky:
How many 5-card poker hands consisting of 2 aces and 3 kings are possible with an ordinary 52-card deck?
Answered by Penny Nom.
The area of my hand 2006-10-02
From Waikiki:
is there a possible way for me to calculate the area of my hand (palm and fingers involved)? obviously it is curved and i can't find a way on how to solve it...
Answered by Chris Fisher and Diane Hanson.
The hour hand and the minute hand 2003-12-17
From Minnie:
When you are looking at the clock at 12:00 the hour hand and minute hand are exactly together. (one on top of the other). Between 1:00pm and 1:15pm there is another time when the hour and minute hands are exactly together again.
Answered by Penny Nom.
A handshake problem 2003-03-31
From Jaylan:
Suppose you and your partner attend a party with n other couples. Several handshakes took place. No one shook hands with himself (or herself) or with their partner, and no one shook hands with the same person more than once. After all the handshaking was completed, suppose you asked each person, including your partner, how many hands they had shaken. Each person gave a different answer.

Determine how many hands did you shake and how many hands did your partner shake when n=5

Answered by Penny Nom.
Some 5 card hands 2002-03-28
From A student:
From a standard deck of cards how many 5 card hands are possible consisting of a. exactly 4 hearts

b. two cards of one kind and three of another(like a full house).

Answered by Penny Nom.
A handshake problem 1999-01-05
From Nick Lam:
There are 40 people at a party. 1 host couple, a mom and her daughter. There are 19 other guest couples, composed of moms and their daughters. The Host couple shakes hands with everyone except each other. Each guest mom shakes hands with everyone but their own daughter. Each guest daughter shakes hands with everyone except their own mom. A hand shake between two people is considered to be one handshake. HOW MANY HANDSHAKES ARE THERE?
Answered by Penny Nom.
Hour Hand Movement 1998-04-19
From Chris and Angela Bradley:
My wife and I are haveing an argument over the answer to this question, what is the total number of degrees through which the hour hand of the clock moves in 3 hours and 18 minutes?
Thanks in advance.

Answered by Chris Fisher.



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