# Handshakes

Pro Problems > Math > Algebra > Equations > Systems of Equations > Word Problems## Handshakes

Mr. T wants each of his math students to shake hands with each of his other math students exactly once. He also wants each of his math students to shake Mr. H's hand twice. Mr. T shakes Mr. H's hand once. If there were 78 handshakes in all, how many math students does Mr. T have?

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