Making Maths Count
Maths Week Scotland 2019 – The Test
Problem 2: The Test
a) In 2018, a 26-question test was given to some survey volunteers. Questions that were answered correctly received 8 points, while those answered incorrectly were given a 5-point penalty. If Dipak tackled all the questions and scored zero overall, how many questions did he get correct?
b) For the 2019 test, the same questions were used again but with four new questions added. The scoring system was the same as for 2018. All the volunteers tackled all of the questions but none of them scored zero. Explain why this was bound to happen.
Solutions to Problem 2:
Answers a) 10 b) n/a