Hey fellow students!
I need some math help! Here's the deal...
A person decides to shake hands with 6 different people on a certain day. The next day, each of the 6 people shake hands with 6 different people. The process continues until every person in the US has shaken someone's hand. How many days will it take until everyone in the US has shaken hands once? Assume that once a person shakes hands with 6 different people, he or she does not shake hands again. Assume the pop of the US is 248,709,873.
consider carefully the following: on each day how many "new" people are shaking hands and how many people in total have shaken hands when the day is done?
I'm not a math whiz and am stumped... this isn't a raise to 6 powers problem, which I can easily do. Any good ideas?
I'd appreciate a formula for this so that I'd know how to work it.