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 a 100 m race, A can give B 10 m and C 28 m. In the same race B can give C:

A) 18 m B) 20 m
C) 27m D) 9 m
Answer & Explanation Answer: B) 20 m


A : B = 100 : 90.


A : C = 100 : 72.


B:C = B/A*A/C = 90/100*100/72 = 90/72


When B runs 90 m, C runs 72 m.


When B runs 100 m, C runs (72/90*100)m = 80m


 B can give C 20 m.

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