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

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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

I think the OA is wrong..

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29 Oct 2006, 07:20
The team has to win over 22 games to keep a 3/4 winning record. So it can afford to lose 4 more games.

(D) <--- edited because I forgot to read "more games"

Last edited by GMATT73 on 29 Oct 2006, 07:25, edited 1 time in total.

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29 Oct 2006, 07:23
So far: 17 won, 3 losses. Total games played so far = 20 games.

20 games = 2/3 of total number of games.

:. (2/3)xTotal No. of Games = 20
-> Total No. of Games = 30

For a win rate of at least (3/4)x Total No. of Games

:. No. of Wins > (3/4)x30
-> No. of Wins > 22.5

-> Need to win at least 23 games in total.
-> lose a maximum of 7 games in total.

So far lost 3 already. Therefore can only afford to lose 4 more games MAX to meet 3/4 win rate requirement.

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29 Oct 2006, 17:35
I agree..The OA is C.. I think D (4) is the correct answer

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29 Oct 2006, 20:49
gk3.14 wrote:
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

I think the OA is wrong..

No question that the OA should be D --> 23/30 = .766

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