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There are 25 horses and five tracks. There is no stop clock
and we have to find the top 5 horses in the bunch. What is
the minimum possible races ?

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There are 25 horses and five tracks. There is no stop clock and we have to find the top 5 horses in..

5 RACES

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There are 25 horses and five tracks. There is no stop clock and we have to find the top 5 horses in..

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There are 25 horses and five tracks. There is no stop clock and we have to find the top 5 horses in..

n! 1
------ * ----
(n-r)! r!

25! 1
= ------ * ----
(25-5)! 5!

25*24*23*22*21
=--------------- = 53130
5*4*3*2*1

 Is This Answer Correct ? 2 Yes 26 No

There are 25 horses and five tracks. There is no stop clock and we have to find the top 5 horses in..

25 horses can be grouped into 5 . like a,b,c,d,e. each group contains 5 horses. so there are 5 tracks and 5 groups so each race for every group. rank 1 horse from every group will be eligible for further and last round. the final round is for 5 horses. they are top 5.
so the minimum possible races will be 6 only.

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