How many dinners did I have?
I have 6 friends and during a vacation I met them during several dinners. I found that I dined with all the 6 exactly on 1 day; with every 5 of them on 2 days; with every 4 of them on 3 days; with every 3 of them on 4 days; with every 2 of them on 5 days. Further every friend was present at 7 dinners and every friend was absent at 7 dinners. How many dinners did I have alone?
The question first appeared in RMO 1993.