## Medals Count Given the following clues, can you work out the number of gold, silver and bronze medals that France, Italy and Japan got in th

Medals Count Given the following clues, can you work out the number of gold, silver and bronze medals that France, Italy and Japan got in this international sports competition? Japan has 1 more gold medal, but 3 fewer silver medals, than Italy. France has the most bronze medals (18), but fewest gold medals (7). Each country has at least 6 medals of each type. Italy has 27 medals in total. Italy has 2 more bronze medals than gold medals. The three countries have 38 bronze medals in total. France has twice as many silver medals as Italy has gold medals.

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Given :clues, about number of gold, silver and bronze medals that France, Italy and Japan got in this international sports competitionTo find: Each country medal tallySolution:Each country has at least 6 medals of each type.

France has 18 bronze medal

The three countries have 38 bronze medals in total.

=> Italy + Japan has 38 – 18 = 20 Bronze medals

Italy has 2 more bronze medals than gold medals. so Italy has minimum 8 bronze medals

Let say Italy Has 8 + B bronze medal Then Japan has 20 – (8 + B) = 12 – B bronze medal

B lies between 0 & 6

Italy has gold medal = 6 + B

Italy total medal = 27

Italy Silver Medal = 27 – (8 + B) – (6 + B) = 13 – 2B

13 – 2B > 6

=> B lies between 0 & 3

Japan Gold medal = 6 + B + 1 = 7 + B

Japan has Silver medals = 13 – 2B – 3 = 10 – 2B

=> B = 0 , 1 or 2 only possible

Italy has gold medal = 6 + B

France has fewest gold medal = 7

=> 6 + B > 7

=> B > 1

Hence only possible value of B = 2

Italy gold medal = 6 + 2 = 8

Italy Bronze medal = 8 + 2 = 10

italy Silver medal = 13 – 2B = 9

Japan gold medal = 7 + 2 = 9

Japan Silver Medal = 9 – 3 = 6 or 10 – 2B = 6

Japan Bronze model = 12 – B = 12 – 2 = 10

France Bronze medal = 18

France silver medal = 2 x 8 = 16

France gold medals = 7

GOLD SILVER BRONZE

JAPAN 9 6 10

ITALY 8 9 10

FRANCE 7 16 18

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