# Difference between revisions of "1992 AIME Problems/Problem 3"

## 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 $.500$. During the weekend, she plays four matches, winning three and losing one. At the end of the weekend, her win ratio is greater than $.503$. What's the largest number of matches she could've won before the weekend began?

## Solution

Let $n$ be the number of matches won, so that $\frac{n}{2n}=\frac{1}{2}$, and $\frac{n+3}{2n+4}>\frac{503}{1000}$. Cross multiplying, $1000n+3000>1006n+2012$, and $n<\frac{988}{6}$. Thus, the answer is $\boxed{164}$.

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