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# Thread: Its a Genaral Aptitude Question

1. ## Its a Genaral Aptitude Question

anandh_987@aol.com

There are 5 bicycles and 25 bicyclist we want find the Best of
3 Bicyclist.

(a) How many races you will conduct ? Explain in detail ?

Exactly 1.

3. ## Re: Its a Genaral Aptitude Question

I'd want the Requirements for what is meant by "Best of
3 Bicyclist" before I'd give an answer.

And it prompts a series of other questions as well:
- are all 5 bicycles identical (as least as far as determining "Best")?
- what constitutes a "race"?
- etc, etc.

4. ## Re: Its a Genaral Aptitude Question

How about race conditions? Maybe some bicyclists are good on sunny days and other are "mudders"

5. ## Re: Its a Genaral Aptitude Question

The question is a bit vague. I suspect the answer they're looking for is a variation of the way a motorcycle speedway GP works.

In a Speedway GP there are 16 riders and 4 starting gates. Each rider takes part in 5 heats, during which he races against each of the other riders once and starts from each gate at least once. This requires a total of 20 heats.

For the details of how this works see this scorecard (ignore the reserve riders 17 and 18).

So for 25 cyclists and 5 bicycles you need 30 heats, I'll leave the exact details of each heat as an exercise for the reader [img]/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]

6. ## Re: Its a Genaral Aptitude Question

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The question is a bit vague.

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Aren't they all!

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7. ## Re: Its a Genaral Aptitude Question

Yup.. playing around with a definition of what constitutes a race, and what get measured during a race gives you a big leeway. And if you're even crazier, playing around of what constitutes a bike. (Let's say you have a 25 person bike with a power meter on each set of pedals, then you can measure most watts generated and reduce the problem to just 1 bike)

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