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Friday Riddle Answer

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RIDDLE: Jennifer took a test that had 20 questions. The total grade was computed by awarding 10 points for each correct answer and deducting 5 points for each incorrect answer. Jennifer answered all 20 questions and received a score of 125. How many wrong answers did she have?

ANSWER: 5. She had five wrong answers. If Jennifer had answered all 20 questions correctly, she would have scored 200. Since she only scored 125, she must have lost 75 points. Since each incorrect answer results in a total loss of 15 points (10 for not getting it correct and 5 for answering incorrectly) she must have missed 5 questions. 5 x 15 = 75, 200 - 75 = 125.

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