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June 1998

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Ponder This Challenge:

Four couples attended a party. One couple was you and your spouse; another was Pat and Chris. Some people shook hands with one another, but nobody shook hands with oneself or with one's own spouse.

After the party, you asked each person (except yourself) how many different people the person had shaken hands with. Each person replied with a different number--and each person's reply was truthful.

You shook hands with Pat. Did your spouse shake hands with Pat? With Chris?

Correct answers must also include an explanation of how you arrived at your answer.

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Challenge: 06/01/98 @ 12:00 AM EST
Solution: 07/01/98 12:00 AM EST
List Updated: 12/01/01 10:00 AM EST

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