Games and Tournament - Logical Reasoning (MCQ) Questions for Q. 29031

Q.  1. There are 16 teams divided into 2 pools of 8 each.
2. Each team in a group plays against one another on a round-robin basis.
3. The top four teams from each group will qualify for the next round i.e. round 2.
4. In case of teams having the same number of wins, the team with better run-rate would be ranked ahead.
5. Draws are not allowed.

What is the minimum number of wins required to guarantee qualification in the next round?

- Published on 14 Apr 17

a. 4
b. 5
c. 6
d. 7

ANSWER: 6
 
In this case consider the mean of first 5 higher seeded teams (7+6+5+4+3)/5=5 So, it may be the case that 5 teams can end up having 5 wins each.

And hence 1 team will miss the second round.
So, minimum number of wins to guarantee a place would be 6.

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