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Let <math>n</math> be the number of matches won, so that <math>\frac{n}{2n}=\frac{1}{2}</math>, and <math>\frac{n+3}{2n+4}>\frac{503}{1000}</math>. Cross [[multiply]]ing, <math>1000n+3000>1006n+2012</math>, and <math>n<\frac{988}{6}</math>. Thus, the answer is <math>164</math>. | Let <math>n</math> be the number of matches won, so that <math>\frac{n}{2n}=\frac{1}{2}</math>, and <math>\frac{n+3}{2n+4}>\frac{503}{1000}</math>. Cross [[multiply]]ing, <math>1000n+3000>1006n+2012</math>, and <math>n<\frac{988}{6}</math>. Thus, the answer is <math>164</math>. | ||
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Problem
A tennis player computes her win ratio by dividing the number of matches she has won by the total number of matches she has played. At the start of a weekend, her win ratio is exactly . During the weekend, she plays four matches, winning three and losing one. At the end of the weekend, her win ratio is greater than . What's the largest number of matches she could've won before the weekend began?
Solution
Let be the number of matches won, so that , and . Cross multiplying, , and . Thus, the answer is .
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