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# For a certain race, 3 teams were allowed to enter 3 members

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Manager
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For a certain race, 3 teams were allowed to enter 3 members [#permalink]

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15 Oct 2008, 13:46
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For a certain race, 3 teams were allowed to enter 3 members each. A team earned 6 – n
points whenever one of its members finished in nth place, where 1 ≤ n ≤ 5. There were
no ties, disqualifications, or withdrawals. If no team earned more than 6 points, what is
the least possible score a team could have earned?
A. 0
B. 1
C. 2
D. 3
E. 4
Manager
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15 Oct 2008, 18:55
yes, it is... could smb explain, pls
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16 Oct 2008, 05:20
What is the source? Is the question complete?

A team will earn least score if all the three members get 5th place and hence total score = (6-5)*3 = 3.
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16 Oct 2008, 07:54
it should be 3.
all 3 players get worst scores or 5.
this will give the last team 1 point for each player, thus 3 points.
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16 Oct 2008, 08:03
Now I get it, I just thought that There were no ties means nobody came in the same place...
Re: a race   [#permalink] 16 Oct 2008, 08:03
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