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Thanksgiving Family Gathering

When Thanksgiving arrives, my house is filled with family, gathering from around the country for Thanksgiving dinner. It's tough to keep track of all the people.

There are five times as many grandchildren as there are daughters-in-law.

The number of grandchildren, plus the number of daughters is
3
7
the gathering.

For every son except one there is a daughter-in-law, and there are three more daughters than sons-in-law.

I have twice as many sons as daughters.

Aside from all these people, there is also me, my wife, and 34 great-grandchildren.

How many people are at the family gathering?

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