In the game of duplicate bridge
, the idea is to get a better score than the other pairs who, during the course of the session, play the same hands at different tables. A pair will get one point for every score they beat, and half a point for every score they tie.
One particular hand was played eight times. All pairs playing North-South scored either +420 or +450. (The derivation of these scores doesn’t matter, although they are common and result from a contract of, say four hearts.)
One of the pairs that scored +420 noted that this score was worth 2.5 points at the end of the session.
How many points would this pair have received had they scored +450 instead?
My strike is deadly, so learn to fear.
For every life, I shed my tears.
My brothers, mute in all his tries;
so my roar I doth supply.
I strike the tallest before revolt.
But with each tear, I bring new hope.
So us three of different moods,
will have to wait and sit and brood.
Name the three things talking and tell what they make up as one.