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'.