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Races and Games :



Races:  A contest of speed in running, riding, driving, sailing or rowing is called a race.

Race Course:  The ground or path on which contests are made is called a race course.

Starting Point:  The point from which a race begins is known as a starting point.

Winning Point or Goal:  The point set to bound a race is called a winning point or a goal.

Winner:  The person who first reaches the winning point is called a winner.

Dead Heat Race:  If all the persons contesting a race reach the goal exactly at the same time,

                               then the race is aid to be a dead heat race.


Start:  Suppose A and B are two contestants in a race.  If before the start of the race, A is at the starting point and B is ahead of A by 12 metres, then we say that ‘A gives B, a start of 12 metres’.

To cover a race of 100 metres in this case, A will have to cover 100 metres while B will have to cover only (100 - 12) = 88 metres.

In a 100 m  race, ‘A can give B 12 m’ or ‘A can give B a start of 12 m’ or ‘A beats B by 12 m’ means that while A runs 100 m, B runs (100 - 12) = 88 m.


Games:  ‘A game of 100, means that the person among the contestants who scores 100 points first is the winner’.

If A scores 100 points while B scores only 80 points, then we say that ‘S can give B 20 points’.

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