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4 tries (Posted on 2006-04-24) Difficulty: 2 of 5
For a Rugby Union game, what's the smallest score that allows you to say that there must have been at least four (converted or not) tries?

"20" isn't the correct answer, because you could have managed it with two converted tries and two penalties. "21" isnīt it either, for three converted tries suffice, and "22" also doesnīt work, for you can manage it with less than 4 tries.

NB. The scoring is: 3 for a drop-goal or penalty kick. 5 for a try, and 7 for a converted try (A converted try is when a try has been scored, and the team that scored kicks the ball between the posts.)

  Submitted by Paddy    
Rating: 3.5000 (2 votes)
Solution: (Hide)
Best way of putting it simply is here. Thanks to Old Original Oskar for coming up with proof.

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  Subject Author Date
re: A QuestionPaddy2006-04-26 12:14:35
re(5): Big hint, almost a spoilerDej Mar2006-04-24 17:57:14
Hints/Tipsre(4): Big hint, almost a spoilertomarken2006-04-24 17:35:25
Some Thoughtsre(3): Big hint, almost a spoilerDej Mar2006-04-24 16:25:44
Solutionre(2): Big hint, almost a spoilerOld Original Oskar!2006-04-24 14:09:13
Questionre: Big hint, almost a spoilertomarken2006-04-24 11:56:51
Hints/TipsBig hint, almost a spoilerOld Original Oskar!2006-04-24 08:59:01
QuestionA Questiontomarken2006-04-24 08:58:11
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