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# Team A and team B competed in 8 distinct consecutive events. The team

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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.

As per Kaplan correct answer is E.

But I have some doubts..why not B is correct answer.
her is clearly mentioned - there were no other teams competing, and there were no ties in any event.
Hence 3rd,4th,5th-- B is winner then definitely rest 1st,2nd,6th,7th.8th won by A.
A's points > B's point.

B is sufficient.

Can any one please help me find out what information I am lacking. Why B is not correct ??

Originally posted by JiddiHuMain on 03 Dec 2019, 22:03.
Last edited by nightblade354 on 19 Dec 2019, 14:54, edited 2 times in total.
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03 Dec 2019, 23:02
Yes agree with you, answer should be B.
I think its taking into consideration that B won more points apart from these three events in statement 2.
There is something to do with the language of the question, Maybe we should post this question in Verbal section..

My solution:

8 Event:
Total Points:1+2+3+4+5+6+7+8= 36

Statement 1:
If team A won 7th and 8th event, points= 8+7=15
Now A won atleast 1 more event so it could be any number of events apart from these two.

if it A won 1st event, Total Point A received= 15+1=16
Then Total Points B received= 36-16=20
Points A< Point B, No

If A won 6th event
Total Point A received= 15+6= 21
Total Point B received= 36-21= 15
Points A> Points B, Yes

No definite yes or no, Insufficient.

Statement 2:
Team B won the third, fourth, and fifth events, total points= 3+4+5 =12
Total Points A= 36-12=24
Points A> Point B, Sufficient

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04 Dec 2019, 00:13
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JiddiHuMain 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.

As per Kaplan correct answer is E.

But I have some doubts..why not B is correct answer.
her is clearly mentioned - there were no other teams competing, and there were no ties in any event.
Hence 3rd,4th,5th-- B is winner then definitely rest 1st,2nd,6th,7th.8th won by A.
A's points > B's point.

B is sufficient.

Can any one please help me find out what information I am lacking. Why B is not correct ??

The total points to be distributed are 8*9/2 = 36

(1) Team A won the seventh and eighth events and at least one other event.

Worst case for Team A:
Team A = 7 + 8 + at least 1 = 16 points
Team B could have received the other 36 - 16 = 20 points.

Best case for Team A:
or Team A could have won all events.

Not sufficient.

(2) Team B won the third, fourth, and fifth events.

There is ambiguity here. I am not sure whether they mean that teamB won only 3rd, 4th and 5th events. Or that these 3 events were won by team B and we can't say anything about the rest of the events.

Ignore.
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04 Dec 2019, 05:11
Yes, 2nd information is not clear.
Then What should be answer E or B ?

Re: Team A and team B competed in 8 distinct consecutive events. The team   [#permalink] 04 Dec 2019, 05:11
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