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A certain basketball team that has played 2/3 of its games

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A certain basketball team that has played 2/3 of its games

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    A certain basketball team that has played 2/3 of its games has a record of 17 wins and 3 losses. What is the greatest number of the remaining games that the team can lose and still win at least 3/4 of all of its games?

    (A) 7
    (B) 6
    (C) 5
    (D) 4
    (E) 3

    The OA is D.

    This PS question is hard to me. How can I establish the equations to solve it? Or should I use particular numbers?[/spoiler]

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    Post Wed Sep 20, 2017 7:19 am
    Vincen wrote:
    A certain basketball team that has played 2/3 of its games has a record of 17 wins and 3 losses. What is the greatest number of the remaining games that the team can lose and still win at least 3/4 of all of its games?

    (A) 7
    (B) 6
    (C) 5
    (D) 4
    (E) 3
    Given:
    The team has played 2/3 of its games. The team has played 20 games.
    If 2/3 of the total number of games = 20, then the total number of games = 30.
    This means that there are 10 games remaining.


    We want the team to win at least 3/4 of its games.
    3/4 of 30 = 22.5
    So, in order to win at least 3/4 of the games, the team must win a total of 23 games or more.

    The team has already won 17 games, so it needs to win at least 6 of the remaining 10 games.
    Or we can say that the team can lose 4 games at most.

    Answer = D

    Cheers,
    Brent

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