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The participants in a race consisted of 3 teams with 3 runners on each team. A team was awarded 6 –n points if one of its runners finished in nth place, where 1 <= n <= 5. If all of the runners finished the race and if there were no ties, was each team awarded at least one point? (1) No team was awarded more than a total of 6 points. (2) No pair of teammates finished in consecutive places among the top five places.
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Originally posted by vannu on 14 Jul 2009, 14:50.
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14 Jul 2009, 15:03
Ans will be A
STmt 1: points to be awarded are 1,2,3,4,5, ie, total of 15 points. This stmt says that no team won more than 6, So 2 teams can get max of 6 points, and still we will have 3 points left which must have gone to third team. Sufficient.
Stmt 2: No two teammates finished in consecutive places, ie, no two team members got consecutive points. It can be that Team A got 1,3, and 5 points, and B got 2 and 4 points and C got nothing. It can also be that A, B and C got 1,2 and 3 points respectively. So stmt 2 is insufficient.



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15 Jul 2009, 07:45
There is a risk of carrying over information given in option 1 while solving option 2. like i did, and concluded that B is sufficient ! here is how I did it. 12345 if you take A while solving B, you think oh 13 * 24 * so 5th can be taken by thrid team. but there is no restriction if you take B alone, so it could be 135 and 24 I have to be careful



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31 Jul 2009, 06:17
1 There are 5 points to be given. 1st place 5 2nd place 4 3rd place 3 4th place 2 and 5th place 1 points. Total it makes 15 points. If no teams awarded greater than 6 points. Than in the worst case, two teams got 6 points. That makes at least 3 points given to the least awarded game. ( 6 + 6 + 3 = 15 ) Sufficient 2 There is no certainty say the ranking like. 1team 1 2team 2 3team 1 4team 2 5team 1 Then team3 gets 0. say the ranking like. 1team 1 2team 2 3team 1 4team 2 5team 3 Then team3 gets 1. Soooo, it is insufficient.
Answer is A.



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The participants in a race consisted of 3 teams with 3 runners on each team. A team was awarded 6 –n points if one of its runners finished in nth place, where 1 <= n <= 5. If all of the runners finished the race and if there were no ties, was each team awarded at least one point? (1) No team was awarded more than a total of 6 points. (2) No pair of teammates finished in consecutive places among the top five places.
maximize the points for each team
team one
5 = first,4 secound,3 3rd,2 4th and 1 5th
from 1
team 1 maximum = 5+1 = 6 team 2 max = 4+2 = 6
team 3 = 3
then A is suff
from 2
insuff and insignificant
A



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20 Jan 2015, 13:32
vannu wrote: The participants in a race consisted of 3 teams with 3 runners on each team. A team was awarded 6 –n points if one of its runners finished in nth place, where 1 <= n <= 5. If all of the runners finished the race and if there were no ties, was each team awarded at least one point?
(1) No team was awarded more than a total of 6 points. (2) No pair of teammates finished in consecutive places among the top five places. Highest point that can be awarded: 61 = 5 Lowest point that can be awarded: 65 = 1 Sum of all the points: 5+4+3+2+1= 15 Statement1: No team got more than 6 points Now even if two teams got 6 points each, 3 points will be left with third team. Thus sufficient Statement2 No pair of team mate finished consecutive Members can finish in following manner (For teams A,B,C) ABABA BCCC or ABCABCABC or any other pattern So not sufficient! Hence A



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11 Apr 2016, 01:38
Hi
I interpreted the question in a diff way
It says that there a 3 team and 3 runners in each team. So in all 9 runners
Now the scoring techniques
points = 6n and 1<= n<=5
So i interpreted it as out of the 9 runner completing the exam only the first 5 would be scored and rest would get 0
So for statement 2 where we have that no two team member secure consecutive position then the worst score can be
9th postion o 7th position  0 5th position 1 So atleast 1 point
Hence,sufficient
and the answer should be D.
Can anyone pls clarify this. Am I not understanding the question well.



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12 Apr 2016, 00:39
mbhaduri wrote: Hi
I interpreted the question in a diff way
It says that there a 3 team and 3 runners in each team. So in all 9 runners
Now the scoring techniques
points = 6n and 1<= n<=5
So i interpreted it as out of the 9 runner completing the exam only the first 5 would be scored and rest would get 0
So for statement 2 where we have that no two team member secure consecutive position then the worst score can be
9th postion o 7th position  0 5th position 1 So atleast 1 point
Hence,sufficient
and the answer should be D.
Can anyone pls clarify this. Am I not understanding the question well. You are right almost till the end but you missed one point. Note this: (2) No pair of teammates finished in consecutive places among the top five placesSo they could have been in consecutive places in the last 3 spots  9th, 8th and 7th  and the team would have got a total of 0 points in that case.
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01 Jul 2018, 16:45
5,4,3,2,1
(1) must distribute above points among 3 teams to be true Sufficient
(2) 5,3,1 and 4,2 and no points 5,3 and 4,2 and 1 Insufficient
Answer A




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