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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 ?

Answer Posted / sai krishna

Total races = 10

Firstly divide the horses into five groups
A,B,C,D and E

Those are 5 races. In these five races we get

A1 A2 A3 A4 A5

B1 B2 B3 B4 B5

C1 C2 C3 C4 C5

D1 D2 D3 D4 D5

E1 E2 E3 E4 E5

Assume 6th race is between

A1 B1 C1 D1 E1

here we get one horse as winner.It is 6 th race

If A1 is winner in that position A2 will be placed and again raced. It is 7th race

LIke that another 3 horses to be placed to get top 5.So 3 races will occur.

So totally 5 + 1 + 1 + 1 + 1 + 1 = 10 races.

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