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PostPosted: Sat Oct 04, 2014 4:46 pm 
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I put this one out for my daughter to answer, lets see how smart you are 8)


10 boats in Regatta consisting of 10 races using standard low point scoring system with highest score thrown out.

What is the lowest possible total points a boat could score and still come in 10th place?

What is the highest possible total one could score, and still secure 1st place?


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 04, 2014 6:40 pm 
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They are the same - 45 pts. And it would all come down to the last race.

(assuming that there are no "letter" scores)


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 06, 2014 9:15 am 
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The kid is still thinking about it.


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 07, 2014 9:20 am 
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This is a little of topic but I found this video on racing tactics interesting.

If the tide is going one way and the wind is blowing another or vice versa, which end of the starting line is favored?

http://youtu.be/6WzOrK3y9nI?list=FLq5bw ... tC_9fhMdDA

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