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Team A and team B competed in 8 distinct consecutive events. The team winning the nth event was given n points, there were no other teams competing, and there were no ties in any event. Did team A receive more points than team B?

(1) Team A won the seventh and eighth events and at least one other event.
(2) Team B won the third, fourth, and fifth events.

Can any expert interpret Statement 2? Shouldn't it be interpreted as Team B won ONLY the third, fourth, and fifth events? Pl. help.

Originally posted by jack0997 on 13 Dec 2018, 00:51.
Last edited by jack0997 on 17 Dec 2018, 07:11, edited 2 times in total.
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Event:
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Total Points: 36
Question: is A>B

St:-1
Team A won 7th, 8th and one more:
Total point can be 15 + 1=16 ( if 1st game won by A)
Then A<B
Total point can be 15 + 6=21 ( if 6th game won by A)
Then A>B
Not sufficient.

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Team B won: 3rd 4th and 5th
We don’t have total win by B.
Not sufficient.

A: 7th 8th and 1st total: 16.
B: 3rd 4th 5th total: 12
Remaining 2 games can be decider so wedont have that information.
Combine also we don’t have enough Info.
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jack0997 wrote:
Team A and team B competed in 8 distinct consecutive events. The team winning the nth event was given n points, there were no other teams competing, and there were no ties in any event. Did team A receive more points than team B?

(1) Team A won the seventh and eighth events and at least one other event.
(2) Team B won the third, fourth, and fifth events.

Can any expert interpret Statement 2? Shouldn't it be interpreted as Team B won ONLY the third, fourth, and fifth events? Pl. help.



I totally agree with you on your analysis! The word ONLY is missing in statement (2)...
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jack0997 wrote:
Team A and team B competed in 8 distinct consecutive events. The team winning the nth event was given n points, there were no other teams competing, and there were no ties in any event. Did team A receive more points than team B?

(1) Team A won the seventh and eighth events and at least one other event.
(2) Team B won the third, fourth, and fifth events.

Can any expert interpret Statement 2? Shouldn't it be interpreted as Team B won ONLY the third, fourth, and fifth events? Pl. help.


The question's answer is correct. If for (2) we were given "B won ONLY .... " then that automatically means Team A won events 1~2, and 6~8, thus (2) would be sufficient.

Getting that out of the way, let us look at the original question. There are 8 events in total for a total worth of 1 + 2 + ... + 7 + 8 = 4 * (9) = 36 points. Thus whoever wins more than 18 points wins.

(1) is insufficient. A can win at most 7 + 8 + 6 > 18, or at least 7 + 8 + 1 < 18. So we don't know who wins yet.
(2) is insufficient. B can win at least 3 + 4 + 5 < 18. Or all of them of course which is more than 18. Insufficient.
(3) we still have A earning 7 + 8 + 6 at most, or 7 + 8 + 1 at least. Same situations in (1) so still insufficient.

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