It is currently 20 Nov 2017, 10:31

### GMAT Club Daily Prep

#### Thank you for using the timer - this advanced tool can estimate your performance and suggest more practice questions. We have subscribed you to Daily Prep Questions via email.

Customized
for You

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Track

every week, we’ll send you an estimated GMAT score based on your performance

Practice
Pays

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

# Events & Promotions

###### Events & Promotions in June
Open Detailed Calendar

# 8 women of different heights are at a party. Each woman

Author Message
Senior Manager
Joined: 23 Sep 2003
Posts: 292

Kudos [?]: 4 [0], given: 0

Location: US
8 women of different heights are at a party. Each woman [#permalink]

### Show Tags

19 May 2004, 08:19
00:00

Difficulty:

(N/A)

Question Stats:

0% (00:00) correct 0% (00:00) wrong based on 0 sessions

### HideShow timer Statistics

This topic is locked. If you want to discuss this question please re-post it in the respective forum.

8 women of different heights are at a party. Each woman decides to only participate in a handshake with women shorter than herself. How many handshakes take place?

This is a strange one. The answer was totally unexpected!

Kudos [?]: 4 [0], given: 0

SVP
Joined: 30 Oct 2003
Posts: 1788

Kudos [?]: 114 [0], given: 0

Location: NewJersey USA

### Show Tags

19 May 2004, 08:29
Assuming A is taller than B and A dicides to shake hands with B then B refuses because A is taller.
So 0 handshakes.
If this restrcition is taken out then you have
7+6+5+4+3+2+1 = 28

Kudos [?]: 114 [0], given: 0

Senior Manager
Joined: 23 Sep 2003
Posts: 292

Kudos [?]: 4 [0], given: 0

Location: US

### Show Tags

19 May 2004, 08:35
Yep, you got it right. 0 it is. I had immediately answered with 28 without thinking it through.

Thinking is indeed the key.

Kudos [?]: 4 [0], given: 0

19 May 2004, 08:35
Display posts from previous: Sort by