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# Wrong = % Right (Posted on 2007-06-16) Difficulty: 2 of 5
I finished grading tests for two classes when I noticed something interesting about the worst scoring student for each.

In the first class a student who got 46 problems wrong got 46 percent right (to the nearest whole percent.)
How many problems were there on this test?

In the second class there were 35 problems but again the lowest scoring student got the same number wrong as percent right (again rounded.)
How many questions did this student get wrong?

What is the smallest number of questions for which this kind of thing can happen?
(Aside from the trivial one question test.)

What if the percent must be exact instead of rounded?

[Note: This actually happened.]

See The Solution Submitted by Jer    
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Solution Spoiler - Ans. to first 2 questions | Comment 3 of 6 |

The answer to the first two parts are:

46 wrong out of 85 rounds to 46% correct

26 wrong out of 35 rounds to 26% correct

Andy of course correctly answered the third part


  Posted by Kenny M on 2007-06-16 23:28:28
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