Games - Maximum/minimum Questions

2011Law
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Games - Maximum/minimum Questions

Postby 2011Law » Sun Sep 26, 2010 9:13 pm

Always seem to have problems with maximum/minimum questions, especially with maximums. Even when I do get the answer, it usually takes way too long. Can someone help me out with this? One of the ones that I completely blanked out on was PT 34, Sec 4, Q14. If you could explain your thought process in solving that one (or any like it) that'd be great.

whymeohgodno
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Re: Games - Maximum/minimum Questions

Postby whymeohgodno » Sun Sep 26, 2010 9:16 pm

Start out at the extremes then work your way down/up.

If it asks for the maximum think of the maximum possible and then just work your way down. This is what I do anyways.

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Re: Games - Maximum/minimum Questions

Postby 2011Law » Sun Sep 26, 2010 9:27 pm

The one I'm looking at right now (the one I posted) seems like there's just too many possibilities to work my way down (though to be honest, I'm not entirely sure what you meant). There are between four and eight possibilities. I could just write out all the possibilities, but that would take a while it seems, and want to figure out how to do this as fast as possible.

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Re: Games - Maximum/minimum Questions

Postby whymeohgodno » Sun Sep 26, 2010 9:28 pm

If it's between 4 and 8 choose 8 then work it down or choose 4 and work up.

It's the most concrete way and most of the time you can cross out most of the choices that are at the extreme ends relatively quickly.




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