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# A certain basketball team that has played 2/3 of its games

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04 Feb 2006, 21:24
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A certain basketball team that has played 2/3 of its games has a record of 17 wins and 3 losses. What is the greatest number of the remaining games that the team can lose and still win at least 3/4 of all of its games?
(A) 7
(B) 6
(C) 5
(D) 4
(E) 3

Can any one pls explain how to work out this problem??? thnks

sorry guys ! when i copy pasted it, the fractions went missing! i was in a hast that i did not notice it! i stand corrected
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04 Feb 2006, 21:34
Missing information.. I have no idea how many games this team plays in one season. The question doesn't tells us that the team has played a certain percentage of game either...
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04 Feb 2006, 21:35
agree with ywilfred there is some info mising
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05 Feb 2006, 11:06
the team has played 20 out of thirty games and has 17W and 3 L
the team needs 3/4W out of 30 games or 23 W
So the team needs 23-17=6 more wins
the the team can afford to lose 4 games at most of the remaining 10
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05 Feb 2006, 11:13
BG wrote:
the team has played 20 out of thirty games and has 17W and 3 L
the team needs 3/4W out of 30 games or 23 W
So the team needs 23-17=6 more wins
the the team can afford to lose 4 games at most of the remaining 10

Thnks got it !
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