## Discussion Forum

### January 2021 Division Online ZIML Contest #5

January 2021 Division Online ZIML Contest #5

Near the bottom of the solution of #5, it says "Thus, Jerry shares his candies with 7 friends", however, the answer is 8 because I assume it includes Jerry in the count.

But the question asks "how many friends does Jerry share his candies with?", so the final answer should not count Jerry himself, right?  Should not the answer be 7?

Re: January 2021 Division Online ZIML Contest #5

Re January 2021 ZIML (M) Contest Q5:
I thought exactly the same. Given the question was "how many friends does Jerry share his candies with", shouldn't the right answer be 7 instead of 8?

Thanks.

Re: January 2021 Division Online ZIML Contest #5

Thanks Charles and Daniel for pointing this out!

The intended answer was 8 (including Jerry) but I agree the wording and solution were unclear. We'll also be accepting 7 as a correct answer for the contest and will be updating the wording to make it more clear.

I'll work on making sure all the grades are updated correctly this morning.