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#1 unrealdon

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Posted 05 August 2012 - 04:11 AM

There is a decathlon event in national games where 131 people are participating.

One athlete manages to gain 114th position in every individual event.

The puzzle is to find out the highest place he can finish in overall decathlon event?
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Posted 05 August 2012 - 04:19 AM

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Posted 05 August 2012 - 08:30 AM

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Posted 05 August 2012 - 06:13 PM

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I would assume that the scoring system is based upon position and differs by 1 per spot.
Whether you want to award 131 points for first and 1 point for last and whoever has the most points wins.
OR
Probably easier would be to give first place 1 point and 131st 131 points and make it like golf where the lowest score is best.
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Posted 06 August 2012 - 01:17 AM

Spoiler for Hunch



Spoiler for He can do better than that


Spoiler for Here is how

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Posted 06 August 2012 - 01:40 PM

you can take the scoring to be exactly like that in Olympics and I dont see any way one could win if he finishes 114th in all events.

bonanova is close.
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Posted 06 August 2012 - 02:20 PM

I would assume that the scoring system is based upon position and differs by 1 per spot.
Whether you want to award 131 points for first and 1 point for last and whoever has the most points wins.
OR
Probably easier would be to give first place 1 point and 131st 131 points and make it like golf where the lowest score is best.


First assumption holds good for scoring.
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Posted 06 August 2012 - 05:31 PM

you can take the scoring to be exactly like that in Olympics and I dont see any way one could win if he finishes 114th in all events.


Spoiler for I did say theoretically:

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Posted 06 August 2012 - 09:56 PM

Spoiler for I did say theoretically:

LoL How do you think all the 113 people can have same score and still have different ranks. Won't they all be having first rank if they had same score?
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Posted 06 August 2012 - 11:09 PM

LoL How do you think all the 113 people can have same score and still have different ranks. Won't they all be having first rank if they had same score?

Spoiler for Yep, they'd be joint leaders...


Edit....spelling

Edited by fabpig, 06 August 2012 - 11:11 PM.

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