Thank you for using the timer - this advanced tool can estimate your performance and suggest more practice questions. We have subscribed you to Daily Prep Questions via email.

Customized for You

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Track Your Progress

every week, we’ll send you an estimated GMAT score based on your performance

Practice Pays

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Not interested in getting valuable practice questions and articles delivered to your email? No problem, unsubscribe here.

It appears that you are browsing the GMAT Club forum unregistered!

Signing up is free, quick, and confidential.
Join other 500,000 members and get the full benefits of GMAT Club

Registration gives you:

Tests

Take 11 tests and quizzes from GMAT Club and leading GMAT prep companies such as Manhattan GMAT,
Knewton, and others. All are free for GMAT Club members.

Applicant Stats

View detailed applicant stats such as GPA, GMAT score, work experience, location, application
status, and more

Books/Downloads

Download thousands of study notes,
question collections, GMAT Club’s
Grammar and Math books.
All are free!

Thank you for using the timer!
We noticed you are actually not timing your practice. Click the START button first next time you use the timer.
There are many benefits to timing your practice, including:

After winning 80 percent of the fi rst 40 games it played, Team A lost all the remaining games it played. How many total games did Team A play? (1) Team A lost all of its games against Team B, which won 75 percent of its total games. (2) Team lost exactly 1/3 of all the games it played.

Guys - I am consistently getting these type of questions wrong. Can someone please explain the step by step approach?

Even though I answered it wrong, I think I know why.

Team won 80% of first 40 games => Win = 32 Lost/ Tie 8 out of first 40. and lost all after wards. So total Win (32) + Lost (x) + Tie/ Lost (8) 1) Team B won 75% of games it played and Team A lost all against it. Do not know how many teams are there over all. How many games each team plays agains another. 2) Team lost 1/3 of the game. **HERE I MADE MISTAKE** lost =1/3 NOT EQUALs TO 2/3 won because there could be tie in some of the 8 games out of first 40. So, not sufficient.

After winning 80 percent of the fi rst 40 games it played, Team A lost all the remaining games it played. How many total games did Team A play? (1) Team A lost all of its games against Team B, which won 75 percent of its total games. (2) Team lost exactly 1/3 of all the games it played.

Guys - I am consistently getting these type of questions wrong. Can someone please explain the step by step approach?

Even though I answered it wrong, I think I know why.

Team won 80% of first 40 games => Win = 32 Lost/ Tie 8 out of first 40. and lost all after wards. So total Win (32) + Lost (x) + Tie/ Lost (8) 1) Team B won 75% of games it played and Team A lost all against it. Do not know how many teams are there over all. How many games each team plays agains another. 2) Team lost 1/3 of the game. **HERE I MADE MISTAKE** lost =1/3 NOT EQUALs TO 2/3 won because there could be tie in some of the 8 games out of first 40. So, not sufficient.

Hence E.

I don't think the question assumes that ties are possible.

Re: After winning 80 percent of the fi rst 40 games it played [#permalink]

Show Tags

05 Aug 2015, 18:50

Hello from the GMAT Club BumpBot!

Thanks to another GMAT Club member, I have just discovered this valuable topic, yet it had no discussion for over a year. I am now bumping it up - doing my job. I think you may find it valuable (esp those replies with Kudos).

Want to see all other topics I dig out? Follow me (click follow button on profile). You will receive a summary of all topics I bump in your profile area as well as via email. _________________

Last year when I attended a session of Chicago’s Booth Live , I felt pretty out of place. I was surrounded by professionals from all over the world from major...

I recently returned from attending the London Business School Admits Weekend held last week. Let me just say upfront - for those who are planning to apply for the...