# I was given a question, and it seems pretty easy but could someone check it for me?

If there were thirty-two students in a class, and each shook hands with everyone else, how many total handshakes would there be?

I got 496, can anyone else get that?

## I get 496 also.

## To find the total number of handshakes, you need to use the formula for the sum of the first n natural numbers, which is (n * (n - 1)) / 2.

In this case, the number of students is 32. So, you plug that value into the formula:

(32 * (32 - 1)) / 2 = (32 * 31) / 2 = 992 / 2 = 496

Therefore, your answer is correct. There would be a total of 496 handshakes in the class.