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'.


In 100 m race, A covers the distance in 36 seconds and B in 45 seconds. In this race A beats B by:

A) 20m B) 25m
C) 22.5m D) 9m
Answer & Explanation Answer: A) 20m


Distance covered by B in 9 sec. = \inline \fn_jvn {\color{Black} \left ( \frac{100}{45}\times 9 \right )m} = 20m

\fn_jvn {\color{Black} \therefore } A beats B by 20 metres.

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In a 100 m race, A beats B by 10 m and C by 13 m. In a race of 180 m, B will beat C by:

A) 5.4m B) 4.5m
C) 5m D) 6m
Answer & Explanation Answer: D) 6m


A : B = 100 : 90.

A : C = 100 : 87.

\inline \fn_jvn {\color{Black}\therefore \frac{B}{C}=\left ( \frac{B}{A} \times \frac{A}{C}\right )=\left ( \frac{90}{100}\times \frac{100}{87} \right )=\frac{30}{29}}

When B runs 30 m, C runs 29 m.

When B runs 180 m, C runs \inline \fn_jvn {\color{Black}\left ( \frac{29}{30} \times 180\right )m}=174m

\inline \fn_jvn {\color{Blue}\therefore } B beats C by (180 - 174) m = 6 m.

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In a 1 km race, A beats B by 28 meters in 7sec. Find A's time over the course?

A) 5min,4sec B) 4min,3sec
C) 2min,3sec D) 3min,4sec
Answer & Explanation Answer: B) 4min,3sec


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.

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At a game of billiards, A can give B 15 points in 60 and A can give C to 20 points in 60. How many points can B give C in a game of 90?

A) 30 points B) 20 points
C) 10 points D) 12 points
Answer & Explanation Answer: C) 10 points


A : B = 60 : 45.

A : C = 60 : 40.

\inline \fn_jvn {\color{Black}\therefore \frac{B}{C}=\left ( \frac{B}{A} \times \frac{A}{C}\right )=\left ( \frac{45}{60}\times \frac{60}{40} \right )=\frac{45}{40}=\frac{90}{80}=90:80}

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

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In a race of 200 m, A can beat B by 31 m and C by 18 m. In a race of 350 m, C will beat B by:

A) 22.75 m B) 25 m
C) 19.5 m D) 18.5 m
Answer & Explanation Answer: B) 25 m


A : B = 200 : 169.

A : C = 200 : 182.

\inline \fn_jvn {\color{Black} \frac{C}{B}=\left ( \frac{C}{A}\times \frac{A}{B} \right )=\left ( \frac{182}{200}\times \frac{200}{169} \right )=182:169}

When C covers 182 m, B covers 169 m.

When C covers 350 m, B covers \inline \fn_jvn {\color{Black}\left ( \frac{169}{182}\times 350 \right )m} = 325 m

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

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