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A certain basketball team that has played of its games has a [#permalink] New post 10 Jan 2005, 03:51
A certain basketball team that has played 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 of all of its games?
(A) 7
(B) 6
(C) 5
(D) 4
(E) 3


Could anybody tell me why it's answer is 'D' and not 'A'.
The total no of games will be 30 and 3/4 of 30 is 22.5, so they might lose 7 to still win the game. Isn't it?
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 [#permalink] New post 10 Jan 2005, 06:52
how is it 30? am I missing something here..or the question is incomplete?
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 [#permalink] New post 10 Jan 2005, 07:52
Vijo, can you verify the question.
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 [#permalink] New post 10 Jan 2005, 08:30
I think I missed something in the question. here it is....
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 of all of its games?
(A) 7
(B) 6
(C) 5
(D) 4
(E) 3
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 [#permalink] New post 10 Jan 2005, 08:59
What is the meaning of "still win at least of all of its games"?
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 [#permalink] New post 10 Jan 2005, 09:25
Yeah I think you are missing another fraction Vijo...
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 [#permalink] New post 10 Jan 2005, 13:52
I am sorry. I don't know why did copy paste leave the fractions and copied rest of the text.
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


Could anybody tell me why it's answer is 'D' and not 'A'.
The total no of games will be 30 and 3/4 of 30 is 22.5, so they might lose 7 to still win the game. Isn't it?
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 [#permalink] New post 10 Jan 2005, 14:32
They have to win 22.5 games to win 3/4*30 games ~23 games.
They can loose 7 games totally. They have already lost 3 games, so they can loose 4 more games D)
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 [#permalink] New post 10 Jan 2005, 19:56
Ok. Now I got it. The language of the question is really tricky. My approach was right but "how many more games"....... was TRICKY.
Thanks nocilis.
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