# Races and Games Questions

**FACTS AND FORMULAE FOR RACES AND GAMES QUESTIONS**

**1. Races : **A contest of speed in running, riding, driving, sailing or rowing is called a race.

**Race Course : **The ground or path on which contents are made is called a race course.

**Starting Point : **The point from which a race beigns is known as a starting point.

**Winning Point or Goal : **The point set to bound a race is called a winning point or a Goal.

**Winner : **The person who first reaches the winning point is called a winner.

**Dead Heat Race : **If all the persons contesting a race reach the goal exactly at the same time, then the race is said to be a dead heat race.

**Start : **Suppose A and B are two contestants in a race. If before the start of the race, A is at the starting point and B is ahead of A by 12 metres, then we say that 'A gives B, a start of 12 metres'.

To cover, a race of 100 metres in this case, A will have to cover 100 metres while B will have to cover only (100 - 12) = 88 metres.

In a 100m race, 'A can give B 12m' or 'A can give B a start of 12m' or 'A beats B by 12m' means that while A runs 100m, B runs (100-12)=88m

**2. Games : **A game of 100, means that the person among the contestants who scores 100 points first is the winner?

If A scores 100 points while B scores only 80 points, then we say that 'A can give B 20 points'.

A) 20m | B) 25m |

C) 22.5m | D) 9m |

Explanation:

Distance covered by B in 9 sec. = = 20m

A beats B by 20 metres.

A) 5.4m | B) 4.5m |

C) 5m | D) 6m |

Explanation:

A : B = 100 : 90.

A : C = 100 : 87.

When B runs 30 m, C runs 29 m.

When B runs 180 m, C runs =174m

B beats C by (180 - 174) m = 6 m.

A) 5min,4sec | B) 4min,3sec |

C) 2min,3sec | D) 3min,4sec |

Explanation:

B covers 28 meters in 7sec. So, B's time over the course = =250 sec.

Whereas A's time over the course = 250 -7 = 243 sec.

i.e A's time over the course is 4min , 3 sec.

A) 30 points | B) 20 points |

C) 10 points | D) 12 points |

Explanation:

A : B = 60 : 45.

A : C = 60 : 40.

B can give C 10 points in a game of 90.

A) 22.75 m | B) 25 m |

C) 19.5 m | D) 18.5 m |

Explanation:

A : B = 200 : 169.

A : C = 200 : 182.

When C covers 182 m, B covers 169 m.

When C covers 350 m, B covers = 325 m

Therefore, C beats B by (350 - 325) m = 25 m.