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Sophia attended a Australian Maths Trust (AMT). Sophia answered all 72 questions. For each correct answer, Sophia will get 8 marks. However, for each wrong answer, Sophia will be deducted by 2 mark(s). If Sophia scored 96 marks in total, how many questions did Sophia answer wrongly?

48

43

24

47

Sorry. Please check the correct answer below.

__Method 1: Method of Assumption__

Assume Sophia answered all the 72 questions correctly, and each correct answer has 8 marks, then Sophia should score 576 marks,
\begin{array}{rcl}
72\times8=576.
\end{array}
For every question Sophia answered wrongly, Sophia will lose,
\begin{array}{rcl}
8+2=10.
\end{array}
marks.

Since Sophia only scored 96 marks, therefore Sophia totally lost
\begin{array}{rcl}
576-96=480.
\end{array}
marks due to the questions answered wrongly.

Therefore the number of wrong answers is
\begin{array}{rcl}
480\div10=48.
\end{array}
The number of correct answers is
\begin{array}{rcl}
72-48=24.
\end{array}
__Method 2: Simple Algebra__

Let the number of correct answers be $C$, and the number of wrong answer be $W$.

Since the total number of questions is 72, we have,
\begin{array}{rcl}
C+W=72.\tag{1}
\end{array}
Since for every correct answer gives 8 marks, and every wrong aswer deducts 2 mark(s), the total score is,
\begin{array}{rcl}
8C-2W=96.\tag{2}
\end{array}
Multiplying both sides of (1) by 8 we have,
\begin{array}{rcl}
2C+2W=144.\tag{3}
\end{array}
We can eliminate $W$ by summing up the left side of (2) and (3), and also summing up the right side of (2) and (3),
\begin{array}{rcl}
10C=240.\tag{4}
\end{array}
Therefore the number of correct answer is
\begin{array}{rcl}
C&=&240\div10\\
&=&24.\tag{5}
\end{array}
From (5) and (1) we have the number of wrong answer
\begin{array}{rcl}
W&=&72-24\\
&=&48.\tag{6}
\end{array}

You are Right

__Method 1: Method of Assumption__

Assume Sophia answered all the 72 questions correctly, and each correct answer has 8 marks, then Sophia should score 576 marks,
\begin{array}{rcl}
72\times8=576.
\end{array}
For every question Sophia answered wrongly, Sophia will lose,
\begin{array}{rcl}
8+2=10.
\end{array}
marks.

Since Sophia only scored 96 marks, therefore Sophia totally lost
\begin{array}{rcl}
576-96=480.
\end{array}
marks due to the questions answered wrongly.

Therefore the number of wrong answers is
\begin{array}{rcl}
480\div10=48.
\end{array}
The number of correct answers is
\begin{array}{rcl}
72-48=24.
\end{array}
__Method 2: Simple Algebra__

Let the number of correct answers be $C$, and the number of wrong answer be $W$.

Since the total number of questions is 72, we have,
\begin{array}{rcl}
C+W=72.\tag{1}
\end{array}
Since for every correct answer gives 8 marks, and every wrong aswer deducts 2 mark(s), the total score is,
\begin{array}{rcl}
8C-2W=96.\tag{2}
\end{array}
Multiplying both sides of (1) by 8 we have,
\begin{array}{rcl}
2C+2W=144.\tag{3}
\end{array}
We can eliminate $W$ by summing up the left side of (2) and (3), and also summing up the right side of (2) and (3),
\begin{array}{rcl}
10C=240.\tag{4}
\end{array}
Therefore the number of correct answer is
\begin{array}{rcl}
C&=&240\div10\\
&=&24.\tag{5}
\end{array}
From (5) and (1) we have the number of wrong answer
\begin{array}{rcl}
W&=&72-24\\
&=&48.\tag{6}
\end{array}

Sophia attended a American Maths Olympiad (AMO). Sophia answered all 24 questions. For each correct answer, Sophia will get 4 marks. However, for each wrong answer, Sophia will be deducted by 2 mark(s). If Sophia scored 48 marks in total, how many questions did Sophia answer wrongly?

17

3

8

16

Sorry. Please check the correct answer below.

You are Right

__Method 1: Method of Assumption__

Assume Sophia answered all the 24 questions correctly, and each correct answer has 4 marks, then Sophia should score 96 marks,
\begin{array}{rcl}
24\times4=96.
\end{array}
For every question Sophia answered wrongly, Sophia will lose,
\begin{array}{rcl}
4+2=6.
\end{array}
marks.

Since Sophia only scored 48 marks, therefore Sophia totally lost
\begin{array}{rcl}
96-48=48.
\end{array}
marks due to the questions answered wrongly.

Therefore the number of wrong answers is
\begin{array}{rcl}
48\div6=8.
\end{array}
The number of correct answers is
\begin{array}{rcl}
24-8=16.
\end{array}
__Method 2: Simple Algebra__

Let the number of correct answers be $C$, and the number of wrong answer be $W$.

Since the total number of questions is 24, we have,
\begin{array}{rcl}
C+W=24.\tag{1}
\end{array}
Since for every correct answer gives 4 marks, and every wrong aswer deducts 2 mark(s), the total score is,
\begin{array}{rcl}
4C-2W=48.\tag{2}
\end{array}
Multiplying both sides of (1) by 4 we have,
\begin{array}{rcl}
2C+2W=48.\tag{3}
\end{array}
We can eliminate $W$ by summing up the left side of (2) and (3), and also summing up the right side of (2) and (3),
\begin{array}{rcl}
6C=96.\tag{4}
\end{array}
Therefore the number of correct answer is
\begin{array}{rcl}
C&=&96\div6\\
&=&16.\tag{5}
\end{array}
From (5) and (1) we have the number of wrong answer
\begin{array}{rcl}
W&=&24-16\\
&=&8.\tag{6}
\end{array}

William attended a Australian Maths Trust (AMT). William answered all 49 questions. For each correct answer, William will get 4 marks. However, for each wrong answer, William will be deducted by 2 mark(s). If William scored 76 marks in total, how many questions did William answer correctly?

29

30

37

31

Sorry. Please check the correct answer below.

__Method 1: Method of Assumption__

Assume William answered all the 49 questions correctly, and each correct answer has 4 marks, then William should score 196 marks,
\begin{array}{rcl}
49\times4=196.
\end{array}
For every question William answered wrongly, William will lose,
\begin{array}{rcl}
4+2=6.
\end{array}
marks.

Since William only scored 76 marks, therefore William totally lost
\begin{array}{rcl}
196-76=120.
\end{array}
marks due to the questions answered wrongly.

Therefore the number of wrong answers is
\begin{array}{rcl}
120\div6=20.
\end{array}
The number of correct answers is
\begin{array}{rcl}
49-20=29.
\end{array}
__Method 2: Simple Algebra__

Let the number of correct answers be $C$, and the number of wrong answer be $W$.

Since the total number of questions is 49, we have,
\begin{array}{rcl}
C+W=49.\tag{1}
\end{array}
Since for every correct answer gives 4 marks, and every wrong aswer deducts 2 mark(s), the total score is,
\begin{array}{rcl}
4C-2W=76.\tag{2}
\end{array}
Multiplying both sides of (1) by 4 we have,
\begin{array}{rcl}
2C+2W=98.\tag{3}
\end{array}
We can eliminate $W$ by summing up the left side of (2) and (3), and also summing up the right side of (2) and (3),
\begin{array}{rcl}
6C=174.\tag{4}
\end{array}
Therefore the number of correct answer is
\begin{array}{rcl}
C&=&174\div6\\
&=&29.\tag{5}
\end{array}
From (5) and (1) we have the number of wrong answer
\begin{array}{rcl}
W&=&49-29\\
&=&20.\tag{6}
\end{array}

You are Right

__Method 1: Method of Assumption__

Assume William answered all the 49 questions correctly, and each correct answer has 4 marks, then William should score 196 marks,
\begin{array}{rcl}
49\times4=196.
\end{array}
For every question William answered wrongly, William will lose,
\begin{array}{rcl}
4+2=6.
\end{array}
marks.

Since William only scored 76 marks, therefore William totally lost
\begin{array}{rcl}
196-76=120.
\end{array}
marks due to the questions answered wrongly.

Therefore the number of wrong answers is
\begin{array}{rcl}
120\div6=20.
\end{array}
The number of correct answers is
\begin{array}{rcl}
49-20=29.
\end{array}
__Method 2: Simple Algebra__

Let the number of correct answers be $C$, and the number of wrong answer be $W$.

Since the total number of questions is 49, we have,
\begin{array}{rcl}
C+W=49.\tag{1}
\end{array}
Since for every correct answer gives 4 marks, and every wrong aswer deducts 2 mark(s), the total score is,
\begin{array}{rcl}
4C-2W=76.\tag{2}
\end{array}
Multiplying both sides of (1) by 4 we have,
\begin{array}{rcl}
2C+2W=98.\tag{3}
\end{array}
We can eliminate $W$ by summing up the left side of (2) and (3), and also summing up the right side of (2) and (3),
\begin{array}{rcl}
6C=174.\tag{4}
\end{array}
Therefore the number of correct answer is
\begin{array}{rcl}
C&=&174\div6\\
&=&29.\tag{5}
\end{array}
From (5) and (1) we have the number of wrong answer
\begin{array}{rcl}
W&=&49-29\\
&=&20.\tag{6}
\end{array}

Larry Page attended a South-East Asia Maths Olympaid (SEAMO). Larry Page answered all 16 questions. For each correct answer, Larry Page will get 8 marks. However, for each wrong answer, Larry Page will be deducted by 2 mark(s). If Larry Page scored 128 marks in total, how many questions did Larry Page answer correctly?

18

16

14

21

Sorry. Please check the correct answer below.

__Method 1: Method of Assumption__

Assume Larry Page answered all the 16 questions correctly, and each correct answer has 8 marks, then Larry Page should score 128 marks,
\begin{array}{rcl}
16\times8=128.
\end{array}
For every question Larry Page answered wrongly, Larry Page will lose,
\begin{array}{rcl}
8+2=10.
\end{array}
marks.

Since Larry Page only scored 128 marks, therefore Larry Page totally lost
\begin{array}{rcl}
128-128=0.
\end{array}
marks due to the questions answered wrongly.

Therefore the number of wrong answers is
\begin{array}{rcl}
0\div10=0.
\end{array}
The number of correct answers is
\begin{array}{rcl}
16-0=16.
\end{array}
__Method 2: Simple Algebra__

Let the number of correct answers be $C$, and the number of wrong answer be $W$.

Since the total number of questions is 16, we have,
\begin{array}{rcl}
C+W=16.\tag{1}
\end{array}
Since for every correct answer gives 8 marks, and every wrong aswer deducts 2 mark(s), the total score is,
\begin{array}{rcl}
8C-2W=128.\tag{2}
\end{array}
Multiplying both sides of (1) by 8 we have,
\begin{array}{rcl}
2C+2W=32.\tag{3}
\end{array}
We can eliminate $W$ by summing up the left side of (2) and (3), and also summing up the right side of (2) and (3),
\begin{array}{rcl}
10C=160.\tag{4}
\end{array}
Therefore the number of correct answer is
\begin{array}{rcl}
C&=&160\div10\\
&=&16.\tag{5}
\end{array}
From (5) and (1) we have the number of wrong answer
\begin{array}{rcl}
W&=&16-16\\
&=&0.\tag{6}
\end{array}

You are Right

__Method 1: Method of Assumption__

Assume Larry Page answered all the 16 questions correctly, and each correct answer has 8 marks, then Larry Page should score 128 marks,
\begin{array}{rcl}
16\times8=128.
\end{array}
For every question Larry Page answered wrongly, Larry Page will lose,
\begin{array}{rcl}
8+2=10.
\end{array}
marks.

Since Larry Page only scored 128 marks, therefore Larry Page totally lost
\begin{array}{rcl}
128-128=0.
\end{array}
marks due to the questions answered wrongly.

Therefore the number of wrong answers is
\begin{array}{rcl}
0\div10=0.
\end{array}
The number of correct answers is
\begin{array}{rcl}
16-0=16.
\end{array}
__Method 2: Simple Algebra__

Let the number of correct answers be $C$, and the number of wrong answer be $W$.

Since the total number of questions is 16, we have,
\begin{array}{rcl}
C+W=16.\tag{1}
\end{array}
Since for every correct answer gives 8 marks, and every wrong aswer deducts 2 mark(s), the total score is,
\begin{array}{rcl}
8C-2W=128.\tag{2}
\end{array}
Multiplying both sides of (1) by 8 we have,
\begin{array}{rcl}
2C+2W=32.\tag{3}
\end{array}
We can eliminate $W$ by summing up the left side of (2) and (3), and also summing up the right side of (2) and (3),
\begin{array}{rcl}
10C=160.\tag{4}
\end{array}
Therefore the number of correct answer is
\begin{array}{rcl}
C&=&160\div10\\
&=&16.\tag{5}
\end{array}
From (5) and (1) we have the number of wrong answer
\begin{array}{rcl}
W&=&16-16\\
&=&0.\tag{6}
\end{array}

Jacob attended a Australian Maths Trust (AMT). Jacob answered all 53 questions. For each correct answer, Jacob will get 4 marks. However, for each wrong answer, Jacob will be deducted by 1 mark(s). If Jacob scored 72 marks in total, how many questions did Jacob answer correctly?

24

30

25

22

Sorry. Please check the correct answer below.

__Method 1: Method of Assumption__

Assume Jacob answered all the 53 questions correctly, and each correct answer has 4 marks, then Jacob should score 212 marks,
\begin{array}{rcl}
53\times4=212.
\end{array}
For every question Jacob answered wrongly, Jacob will lose,
\begin{array}{rcl}
4+1=5.
\end{array}
marks.

Since Jacob only scored 72 marks, therefore Jacob totally lost
\begin{array}{rcl}
212-72=140.
\end{array}
marks due to the questions answered wrongly.

Therefore the number of wrong answers is
\begin{array}{rcl}
140\div5=28.
\end{array}
The number of correct answers is
\begin{array}{rcl}
53-28=25.
\end{array}
__Method 2: Simple Algebra__

Let the number of correct answers be $C$, and the number of wrong answer be $W$.

Since the total number of questions is 53, we have,
\begin{array}{rcl}
C+W=53.\tag{1}
\end{array}
Since for every correct answer gives 4 marks, and every wrong aswer deducts 1 mark(s), the total score is,
\begin{array}{rcl}
4C-1W=72.\tag{2}
\end{array}
We can eliminate $W$ by summing up the left side of (1) and (2), and also summing up the right side of (1) and (2),
\begin{array}{rcl}
5C=125.\tag{4}
\end{array}
Therefore the number of correct answer is
\begin{array}{rcl}
C&=&125\div5\\
&=&25.\tag{5}
\end{array}
From (4) and (1) we have the number of wrong answer
\begin{array}{rcl}
W&=&53-25\\
&=&28.\tag{6}
\end{array}

You are Right

__Method 1: Method of Assumption__

Assume Jacob answered all the 53 questions correctly, and each correct answer has 4 marks, then Jacob should score 212 marks,
\begin{array}{rcl}
53\times4=212.
\end{array}
For every question Jacob answered wrongly, Jacob will lose,
\begin{array}{rcl}
4+1=5.
\end{array}
marks.

Since Jacob only scored 72 marks, therefore Jacob totally lost
\begin{array}{rcl}
212-72=140.
\end{array}
marks due to the questions answered wrongly.

Therefore the number of wrong answers is
\begin{array}{rcl}
140\div5=28.
\end{array}
The number of correct answers is
\begin{array}{rcl}
53-28=25.
\end{array}
__Method 2: Simple Algebra__

Let the number of correct answers be $C$, and the number of wrong answer be $W$.

Since the total number of questions is 53, we have,
\begin{array}{rcl}
C+W=53.\tag{1}
\end{array}
Since for every correct answer gives 4 marks, and every wrong aswer deducts 1 mark(s), the total score is,
\begin{array}{rcl}
4C-1W=72.\tag{2}
\end{array}
We can eliminate $W$ by summing up the left side of (1) and (2), and also summing up the right side of (1) and (2),
\begin{array}{rcl}
5C=125.\tag{4}
\end{array}
Therefore the number of correct answer is
\begin{array}{rcl}
C&=&125\div5\\
&=&25.\tag{5}
\end{array}
From (4) and (1) we have the number of wrong answer
\begin{array}{rcl}
W&=&53-25\\
&=&28.\tag{6}
\end{array}

Emma attended a Maths Competition. Emma answered all 60 questions. For each correct answer, Emma will get 4 marks. However, for each wrong answer, Emma will be deducted by 1 mark(s). If Emma scored 80 marks in total, how many questions did Emma answer correctly?

36

28

24

32

Sorry. Please check the correct answer below.

__Method 1: Method of Assumption__

Assume Emma answered all the 60 questions correctly, and each correct answer has 4 marks, then Emma should score 240 marks,
\begin{array}{rcl}
60\times4=240.
\end{array}
For every question Emma answered wrongly, Emma will lose,
\begin{array}{rcl}
4+1=5.
\end{array}
marks.

Since Emma only scored 80 marks, therefore Emma totally lost
\begin{array}{rcl}
240-80=160.
\end{array}
marks due to the questions answered wrongly.

Therefore the number of wrong answers is
\begin{array}{rcl}
160\div5=32.
\end{array}
The number of correct answers is
\begin{array}{rcl}
60-32=28.
\end{array}
__Method 2: Simple Algebra__

Let the number of correct answers be $C$, and the number of wrong answer be $W$.

Since the total number of questions is 60, we have,
\begin{array}{rcl}
C+W=60.\tag{1}
\end{array}
Since for every correct answer gives 4 marks, and every wrong aswer deducts 1 mark(s), the total score is,
\begin{array}{rcl}
4C-1W=80.\tag{2}
\end{array}
We can eliminate $W$ by summing up the left side of (1) and (2), and also summing up the right side of (1) and (2),
\begin{array}{rcl}
5C=140.\tag{4}
\end{array}
Therefore the number of correct answer is
\begin{array}{rcl}
C&=&140\div5\\
&=&28.\tag{5}
\end{array}
From (4) and (1) we have the number of wrong answer
\begin{array}{rcl}
W&=&60-28\\
&=&32.\tag{6}
\end{array}

You are Right

__Method 1: Method of Assumption__

Assume Emma answered all the 60 questions correctly, and each correct answer has 4 marks, then Emma should score 240 marks,
\begin{array}{rcl}
60\times4=240.
\end{array}
For every question Emma answered wrongly, Emma will lose,
\begin{array}{rcl}
4+1=5.
\end{array}
marks.

Since Emma only scored 80 marks, therefore Emma totally lost
\begin{array}{rcl}
240-80=160.
\end{array}
marks due to the questions answered wrongly.

Therefore the number of wrong answers is
\begin{array}{rcl}
160\div5=32.
\end{array}
The number of correct answers is
\begin{array}{rcl}
60-32=28.
\end{array}
__Method 2: Simple Algebra__

Let the number of correct answers be $C$, and the number of wrong answer be $W$.

Since the total number of questions is 60, we have,
\begin{array}{rcl}
C+W=60.\tag{1}
\end{array}
Since for every correct answer gives 4 marks, and every wrong aswer deducts 1 mark(s), the total score is,
\begin{array}{rcl}
4C-1W=80.\tag{2}
\end{array}
We can eliminate $W$ by summing up the left side of (1) and (2), and also summing up the right side of (1) and (2),
\begin{array}{rcl}
5C=140.\tag{4}
\end{array}
Therefore the number of correct answer is
\begin{array}{rcl}
C&=&140\div5\\
&=&28.\tag{5}
\end{array}
From (4) and (1) we have the number of wrong answer
\begin{array}{rcl}
W&=&60-28\\
&=&32.\tag{6}
\end{array}

Mason attended a Australian Maths Trust (AMT). Mason answered all 36 questions. For each correct answer, Mason will get 4 marks. However, for each wrong answer, Mason will be deducted by 1 mark(s). If Mason scored 44 marks in total, how many questions did Mason answer wrongly?

20

21

15

22

Sorry. Please check the correct answer below.

__Method 1: Method of Assumption__

Assume Mason answered all the 36 questions correctly, and each correct answer has 4 marks, then Mason should score 144 marks,
\begin{array}{rcl}
36\times4=144.
\end{array}
For every question Mason answered wrongly, Mason will lose,
\begin{array}{rcl}
4+1=5.
\end{array}
marks.

Since Mason only scored 44 marks, therefore Mason totally lost
\begin{array}{rcl}
144-44=100.
\end{array}
marks due to the questions answered wrongly.

Therefore the number of wrong answers is
\begin{array}{rcl}
100\div5=20.
\end{array}
The number of correct answers is
\begin{array}{rcl}
36-20=16.
\end{array}
__Method 2: Simple Algebra__

Let the number of correct answers be $C$, and the number of wrong answer be $W$.

Since the total number of questions is 36, we have,
\begin{array}{rcl}
C+W=36.\tag{1}
\end{array}
Since for every correct answer gives 4 marks, and every wrong aswer deducts 1 mark(s), the total score is,
\begin{array}{rcl}
4C-1W=44.\tag{2}
\end{array}
We can eliminate $W$ by summing up the left side of (1) and (2), and also summing up the right side of (1) and (2),
\begin{array}{rcl}
5C=80.\tag{4}
\end{array}
Therefore the number of correct answer is
\begin{array}{rcl}
C&=&80\div5\\
&=&16.\tag{5}
\end{array}
From (4) and (1) we have the number of wrong answer
\begin{array}{rcl}
W&=&36-16\\
&=&20.\tag{6}
\end{array}

You are Right

__Method 1: Method of Assumption__

Assume Mason answered all the 36 questions correctly, and each correct answer has 4 marks, then Mason should score 144 marks,
\begin{array}{rcl}
36\times4=144.
\end{array}
For every question Mason answered wrongly, Mason will lose,
\begin{array}{rcl}
4+1=5.
\end{array}
marks.

Since Mason only scored 44 marks, therefore Mason totally lost
\begin{array}{rcl}
144-44=100.
\end{array}
marks due to the questions answered wrongly.

Therefore the number of wrong answers is
\begin{array}{rcl}
100\div5=20.
\end{array}
The number of correct answers is
\begin{array}{rcl}
36-20=16.
\end{array}
__Method 2: Simple Algebra__

Let the number of correct answers be $C$, and the number of wrong answer be $W$.

Since the total number of questions is 36, we have,
\begin{array}{rcl}
C+W=36.\tag{1}
\end{array}
Since for every correct answer gives 4 marks, and every wrong aswer deducts 1 mark(s), the total score is,
\begin{array}{rcl}
4C-1W=44.\tag{2}
\end{array}
We can eliminate $W$ by summing up the left side of (1) and (2), and also summing up the right side of (1) and (2),
\begin{array}{rcl}
5C=80.\tag{4}
\end{array}
Therefore the number of correct answer is
\begin{array}{rcl}
C&=&80\div5\\
&=&16.\tag{5}
\end{array}
From (4) and (1) we have the number of wrong answer
\begin{array}{rcl}
W&=&36-16\\
&=&20.\tag{6}
\end{array}

Olivia attended a South-East Asia Maths Olympaid (SEAMO). Olivia answered all 71 questions. For each correct answer, Olivia will get 4 marks. However, for each wrong answer, Olivia will be deducted by 2 mark(s). If Olivia scored 44 marks in total, how many questions did Olivia answer correctly?

33

26

31

39

Sorry. Please check the correct answer below.

__Method 1: Method of Assumption__

Assume Olivia answered all the 71 questions correctly, and each correct answer has 4 marks, then Olivia should score 284 marks,
\begin{array}{rcl}
71\times4=284.
\end{array}
For every question Olivia answered wrongly, Olivia will lose,
\begin{array}{rcl}
4+2=6.
\end{array}
marks.

Since Olivia only scored 44 marks, therefore Olivia totally lost
\begin{array}{rcl}
284-44=240.
\end{array}
marks due to the questions answered wrongly.

Therefore the number of wrong answers is
\begin{array}{rcl}
240\div6=40.
\end{array}
The number of correct answers is
\begin{array}{rcl}
71-40=31.
\end{array}
__Method 2: Simple Algebra__

Let the number of correct answers be $C$, and the number of wrong answer be $W$.

Since the total number of questions is 71, we have,
\begin{array}{rcl}
C+W=71.\tag{1}
\end{array}
Since for every correct answer gives 4 marks, and every wrong aswer deducts 2 mark(s), the total score is,
\begin{array}{rcl}
4C-2W=44.\tag{2}
\end{array}
Multiplying both sides of (1) by 4 we have,
\begin{array}{rcl}
2C+2W=142.\tag{3}
\end{array}
We can eliminate $W$ by summing up the left side of (2) and (3), and also summing up the right side of (2) and (3),
\begin{array}{rcl}
6C=186.\tag{4}
\end{array}
Therefore the number of correct answer is
\begin{array}{rcl}
C&=&186\div6\\
&=&31.\tag{5}
\end{array}
From (5) and (1) we have the number of wrong answer
\begin{array}{rcl}
W&=&71-31\\
&=&40.\tag{6}
\end{array}

You are Right

__Method 1: Method of Assumption__

Assume Olivia answered all the 71 questions correctly, and each correct answer has 4 marks, then Olivia should score 284 marks,
\begin{array}{rcl}
71\times4=284.
\end{array}
For every question Olivia answered wrongly, Olivia will lose,
\begin{array}{rcl}
4+2=6.
\end{array}
marks.

Since Olivia only scored 44 marks, therefore Olivia totally lost
\begin{array}{rcl}
284-44=240.
\end{array}
marks due to the questions answered wrongly.

Therefore the number of wrong answers is
\begin{array}{rcl}
240\div6=40.
\end{array}
The number of correct answers is
\begin{array}{rcl}
71-40=31.
\end{array}
__Method 2: Simple Algebra__

Let the number of correct answers be $C$, and the number of wrong answer be $W$.

Since the total number of questions is 71, we have,
\begin{array}{rcl}
C+W=71.\tag{1}
\end{array}
Since for every correct answer gives 4 marks, and every wrong aswer deducts 2 mark(s), the total score is,
\begin{array}{rcl}
4C-2W=44.\tag{2}
\end{array}
Multiplying both sides of (1) by 4 we have,
\begin{array}{rcl}
2C+2W=142.\tag{3}
\end{array}
We can eliminate $W$ by summing up the left side of (2) and (3), and also summing up the right side of (2) and (3),
\begin{array}{rcl}
6C=186.\tag{4}
\end{array}
Therefore the number of correct answer is
\begin{array}{rcl}
C&=&186\div6\\
&=&31.\tag{5}
\end{array}
From (5) and (1) we have the number of wrong answer
\begin{array}{rcl}
W&=&71-31\\
&=&40.\tag{6}
\end{array}

William attended a Maths Competition. William answered all 17 questions. For each correct answer, William will get 8 marks. However, for each wrong answer, William will be deducted by 2 mark(s). If William scored 136 marks in total, how many questions did William answer wrongly?

18

0

1

16

Sorry. Please check the correct answer below.

__Method 1: Method of Assumption__

Assume William answered all the 17 questions correctly, and each correct answer has 8 marks, then William should score 136 marks,
\begin{array}{rcl}
17\times8=136.
\end{array}
For every question William answered wrongly, William will lose,
\begin{array}{rcl}
8+2=10.
\end{array}
marks.

Since William only scored 136 marks, therefore William totally lost
\begin{array}{rcl}
136-136=0.
\end{array}
marks due to the questions answered wrongly.

Therefore the number of wrong answers is
\begin{array}{rcl}
0\div10=0.
\end{array}
The number of correct answers is
\begin{array}{rcl}
17-0=17.
\end{array}
__Method 2: Simple Algebra__

Let the number of correct answers be $C$, and the number of wrong answer be $W$.

Since the total number of questions is 17, we have,
\begin{array}{rcl}
C+W=17.\tag{1}
\end{array}
Since for every correct answer gives 8 marks, and every wrong aswer deducts 2 mark(s), the total score is,
\begin{array}{rcl}
8C-2W=136.\tag{2}
\end{array}
Multiplying both sides of (1) by 8 we have,
\begin{array}{rcl}
2C+2W=34.\tag{3}
\end{array}
We can eliminate $W$ by summing up the left side of (2) and (3), and also summing up the right side of (2) and (3),
\begin{array}{rcl}
10C=170.\tag{4}
\end{array}
Therefore the number of correct answer is
\begin{array}{rcl}
C&=&170\div10\\
&=&17.\tag{5}
\end{array}
From (5) and (1) we have the number of wrong answer
\begin{array}{rcl}
W&=&17-17\\
&=&0.\tag{6}
\end{array}

You are Right

__Method 1: Method of Assumption__

Assume William answered all the 17 questions correctly, and each correct answer has 8 marks, then William should score 136 marks,
\begin{array}{rcl}
17\times8=136.
\end{array}
For every question William answered wrongly, William will lose,
\begin{array}{rcl}
8+2=10.
\end{array}
marks.

Since William only scored 136 marks, therefore William totally lost
\begin{array}{rcl}
136-136=0.
\end{array}
marks due to the questions answered wrongly.

Therefore the number of wrong answers is
\begin{array}{rcl}
0\div10=0.
\end{array}
The number of correct answers is
\begin{array}{rcl}
17-0=17.
\end{array}
__Method 2: Simple Algebra__

Let the number of correct answers be $C$, and the number of wrong answer be $W$.

Since the total number of questions is 17, we have,
\begin{array}{rcl}
C+W=17.\tag{1}
\end{array}
Since for every correct answer gives 8 marks, and every wrong aswer deducts 2 mark(s), the total score is,
\begin{array}{rcl}
8C-2W=136.\tag{2}
\end{array}
Multiplying both sides of (1) by 8 we have,
\begin{array}{rcl}
2C+2W=34.\tag{3}
\end{array}
We can eliminate $W$ by summing up the left side of (2) and (3), and also summing up the right side of (2) and (3),
\begin{array}{rcl}
10C=170.\tag{4}
\end{array}
Therefore the number of correct answer is
\begin{array}{rcl}
C&=&170\div10\\
&=&17.\tag{5}
\end{array}
From (5) and (1) we have the number of wrong answer
\begin{array}{rcl}
W&=&17-17\\
&=&0.\tag{6}
\end{array}

Emma attended a South-East Asia Maths Olympaid (SEAMO). Emma answered all 43 questions. For each correct answer, Emma will get 3 marks. However, for each wrong answer, Emma will be deducted by 1 mark(s). If Emma scored 33 marks in total, how many questions did Emma answer correctly?

17

21

19

27

Sorry. Please check the correct answer below.

__Method 1: Method of Assumption__

Assume Emma answered all the 43 questions correctly, and each correct answer has 3 marks, then Emma should score 129 marks,
\begin{array}{rcl}
43\times3=129.
\end{array}
For every question Emma answered wrongly, Emma will lose,
\begin{array}{rcl}
3+1=4.
\end{array}
marks.

Since Emma only scored 33 marks, therefore Emma totally lost
\begin{array}{rcl}
129-33=96.
\end{array}
marks due to the questions answered wrongly.

Therefore the number of wrong answers is
\begin{array}{rcl}
96\div4=24.
\end{array}
The number of correct answers is
\begin{array}{rcl}
43-24=19.
\end{array}
__Method 2: Simple Algebra__

Let the number of correct answers be $C$, and the number of wrong answer be $W$.

Since the total number of questions is 43, we have,
\begin{array}{rcl}
C+W=43.\tag{1}
\end{array}
Since for every correct answer gives 3 marks, and every wrong aswer deducts 1 mark(s), the total score is,
\begin{array}{rcl}
3C-1W=33.\tag{2}
\end{array}
We can eliminate $W$ by summing up the left side of (1) and (2), and also summing up the right side of (1) and (2),
\begin{array}{rcl}
4C=76.\tag{4}
\end{array}
Therefore the number of correct answer is
\begin{array}{rcl}
C&=&76\div4\\
&=&19.\tag{5}
\end{array}
From (4) and (1) we have the number of wrong answer
\begin{array}{rcl}
W&=&43-19\\
&=&24.\tag{6}
\end{array}

You are Right

__Method 1: Method of Assumption__

Assume Emma answered all the 43 questions correctly, and each correct answer has 3 marks, then Emma should score 129 marks,
\begin{array}{rcl}
43\times3=129.
\end{array}
For every question Emma answered wrongly, Emma will lose,
\begin{array}{rcl}
3+1=4.
\end{array}
marks.

Since Emma only scored 33 marks, therefore Emma totally lost
\begin{array}{rcl}
129-33=96.
\end{array}
marks due to the questions answered wrongly.

Therefore the number of wrong answers is
\begin{array}{rcl}
96\div4=24.
\end{array}
The number of correct answers is
\begin{array}{rcl}
43-24=19.
\end{array}
__Method 2: Simple Algebra__

Let the number of correct answers be $C$, and the number of wrong answer be $W$.

Since the total number of questions is 43, we have,
\begin{array}{rcl}
C+W=43.\tag{1}
\end{array}
Since for every correct answer gives 3 marks, and every wrong aswer deducts 1 mark(s), the total score is,
\begin{array}{rcl}
3C-1W=33.\tag{2}
\end{array}
We can eliminate $W$ by summing up the left side of (1) and (2), and also summing up the right side of (1) and (2),
\begin{array}{rcl}
4C=76.\tag{4}
\end{array}
Therefore the number of correct answer is
\begin{array}{rcl}
C&=&76\div4\\
&=&19.\tag{5}
\end{array}
From (4) and (1) we have the number of wrong answer
\begin{array}{rcl}
W&=&43-19\\
&=&24.\tag{6}
\end{array}

Larry Page attended a South-East Asia Maths Olympaid (SEAMO). Larry Page answered all 12 questions. For each correct answer, Larry Page will get 3 marks. However, for each wrong answer, Larry Page will be deducted by 1 mark(s). If Larry Page scored 36 marks in total, how many questions did Larry Page answer correctly?

20

11

12

10

Sorry. Please check the correct answer below.

__Method 1: Method of Assumption__

Assume Larry Page answered all the 12 questions correctly, and each correct answer has 3 marks, then Larry Page should score 36 marks,
\begin{array}{rcl}
12\times3=36.
\end{array}
For every question Larry Page answered wrongly, Larry Page will lose,
\begin{array}{rcl}
3+1=4.
\end{array}
marks.

Since Larry Page only scored 36 marks, therefore Larry Page totally lost
\begin{array}{rcl}
36-36=0.
\end{array}
marks due to the questions answered wrongly.

Therefore the number of wrong answers is
\begin{array}{rcl}
0\div4=0.
\end{array}
The number of correct answers is
\begin{array}{rcl}
12-0=12.
\end{array}
__Method 2: Simple Algebra__

Let the number of correct answers be $C$, and the number of wrong answer be $W$.

Since the total number of questions is 12, we have,
\begin{array}{rcl}
C+W=12.\tag{1}
\end{array}
Since for every correct answer gives 3 marks, and every wrong aswer deducts 1 mark(s), the total score is,
\begin{array}{rcl}
3C-1W=36.\tag{2}
\end{array}
We can eliminate $W$ by summing up the left side of (1) and (2), and also summing up the right side of (1) and (2),
\begin{array}{rcl}
4C=48.\tag{4}
\end{array}
Therefore the number of correct answer is
\begin{array}{rcl}
C&=&48\div4\\
&=&12.\tag{5}
\end{array}
From (4) and (1) we have the number of wrong answer
\begin{array}{rcl}
W&=&12-12\\
&=&0.\tag{6}
\end{array}

You are Right

__Method 1: Method of Assumption__

Assume Larry Page answered all the 12 questions correctly, and each correct answer has 3 marks, then Larry Page should score 36 marks,
\begin{array}{rcl}
12\times3=36.
\end{array}
For every question Larry Page answered wrongly, Larry Page will lose,
\begin{array}{rcl}
3+1=4.
\end{array}
marks.

Since Larry Page only scored 36 marks, therefore Larry Page totally lost
\begin{array}{rcl}
36-36=0.
\end{array}
marks due to the questions answered wrongly.

Therefore the number of wrong answers is
\begin{array}{rcl}
0\div4=0.
\end{array}
The number of correct answers is
\begin{array}{rcl}
12-0=12.
\end{array}
__Method 2: Simple Algebra__

Let the number of correct answers be $C$, and the number of wrong answer be $W$.

Since the total number of questions is 12, we have,
\begin{array}{rcl}
C+W=12.\tag{1}
\end{array}
Since for every correct answer gives 3 marks, and every wrong aswer deducts 1 mark(s), the total score is,
\begin{array}{rcl}
3C-1W=36.\tag{2}
\end{array}
We can eliminate $W$ by summing up the left side of (1) and (2), and also summing up the right side of (1) and (2),
\begin{array}{rcl}
4C=48.\tag{4}
\end{array}
Therefore the number of correct answer is
\begin{array}{rcl}
C&=&48\div4\\
&=&12.\tag{5}
\end{array}
From (4) and (1) we have the number of wrong answer
\begin{array}{rcl}
W&=&12-12\\
&=&0.\tag{6}
\end{array}

Ava attended a American Maths Olympiad (AMO). Ava answered all 32 questions. For each correct answer, Ava will get 4 marks. However, for each wrong answer, Ava will be deducted by 1 mark(s). If Ava scored 48 marks in total, how many questions did Ava answer correctly?

16

22

13

14

Sorry. Please check the correct answer below.

__Method 1: Method of Assumption__

Assume Ava answered all the 32 questions correctly, and each correct answer has 4 marks, then Ava should score 128 marks,
\begin{array}{rcl}
32\times4=128.
\end{array}
For every question Ava answered wrongly, Ava will lose,
\begin{array}{rcl}
4+1=5.
\end{array}
marks.

Since Ava only scored 48 marks, therefore Ava totally lost
\begin{array}{rcl}
128-48=80.
\end{array}
marks due to the questions answered wrongly.

Therefore the number of wrong answers is
\begin{array}{rcl}
80\div5=16.
\end{array}
The number of correct answers is
\begin{array}{rcl}
32-16=16.
\end{array}
__Method 2: Simple Algebra__

Let the number of correct answers be $C$, and the number of wrong answer be $W$.

Since the total number of questions is 32, we have,
\begin{array}{rcl}
C+W=32.\tag{1}
\end{array}
Since for every correct answer gives 4 marks, and every wrong aswer deducts 1 mark(s), the total score is,
\begin{array}{rcl}
4C-1W=48.\tag{2}
\end{array}
We can eliminate $W$ by summing up the left side of (1) and (2), and also summing up the right side of (1) and (2),
\begin{array}{rcl}
5C=80.\tag{4}
\end{array}
Therefore the number of correct answer is
\begin{array}{rcl}
C&=&80\div5\\
&=&16.\tag{5}
\end{array}
From (4) and (1) we have the number of wrong answer
\begin{array}{rcl}
W&=&32-16\\
&=&16.\tag{6}
\end{array}

You are Right

__Method 1: Method of Assumption__

Assume Ava answered all the 32 questions correctly, and each correct answer has 4 marks, then Ava should score 128 marks,
\begin{array}{rcl}
32\times4=128.
\end{array}
For every question Ava answered wrongly, Ava will lose,
\begin{array}{rcl}
4+1=5.
\end{array}
marks.

Since Ava only scored 48 marks, therefore Ava totally lost
\begin{array}{rcl}
128-48=80.
\end{array}
marks due to the questions answered wrongly.

Therefore the number of wrong answers is
\begin{array}{rcl}
80\div5=16.
\end{array}
The number of correct answers is
\begin{array}{rcl}
32-16=16.
\end{array}
__Method 2: Simple Algebra__

Let the number of correct answers be $C$, and the number of wrong answer be $W$.

Since the total number of questions is 32, we have,
\begin{array}{rcl}
C+W=32.\tag{1}
\end{array}
Since for every correct answer gives 4 marks, and every wrong aswer deducts 1 mark(s), the total score is,
\begin{array}{rcl}
4C-1W=48.\tag{2}
\end{array}
We can eliminate $W$ by summing up the left side of (1) and (2), and also summing up the right side of (1) and (2),
\begin{array}{rcl}
5C=80.\tag{4}
\end{array}
Therefore the number of correct answer is
\begin{array}{rcl}
C&=&80\div5\\
&=&16.\tag{5}
\end{array}
From (4) and (1) we have the number of wrong answer
\begin{array}{rcl}
W&=&32-16\\
&=&16.\tag{6}
\end{array}

Sophia attended a Australian Maths Trust (AMT). Sophia answered all 47 questions. For each correct answer, Sophia will get 4 marks. However, for each wrong answer, Sophia will be deducted by 2 mark(s). If Sophia scored 44 marks in total, how many questions did Sophia answer correctly?

24

31

22

23

Sorry. Please check the correct answer below.

__Method 1: Method of Assumption__

Assume Sophia answered all the 47 questions correctly, and each correct answer has 4 marks, then Sophia should score 188 marks,
\begin{array}{rcl}
47\times4=188.
\end{array}
For every question Sophia answered wrongly, Sophia will lose,
\begin{array}{rcl}
4+2=6.
\end{array}
marks.

Since Sophia only scored 44 marks, therefore Sophia totally lost
\begin{array}{rcl}
188-44=144.
\end{array}
marks due to the questions answered wrongly.

Therefore the number of wrong answers is
\begin{array}{rcl}
144\div6=24.
\end{array}
The number of correct answers is
\begin{array}{rcl}
47-24=23.
\end{array}
__Method 2: Simple Algebra__

Let the number of correct answers be $C$, and the number of wrong answer be $W$.

Since the total number of questions is 47, we have,
\begin{array}{rcl}
C+W=47.\tag{1}
\end{array}
Since for every correct answer gives 4 marks, and every wrong aswer deducts 2 mark(s), the total score is,
\begin{array}{rcl}
4C-2W=44.\tag{2}
\end{array}
Multiplying both sides of (1) by 4 we have,
\begin{array}{rcl}
2C+2W=94.\tag{3}
\end{array}
We can eliminate $W$ by summing up the left side of (2) and (3), and also summing up the right side of (2) and (3),
\begin{array}{rcl}
6C=138.\tag{4}
\end{array}
Therefore the number of correct answer is
\begin{array}{rcl}
C&=&138\div6\\
&=&23.\tag{5}
\end{array}
From (5) and (1) we have the number of wrong answer
\begin{array}{rcl}
W&=&47-23\\
&=&24.\tag{6}
\end{array}

You are Right

__Method 1: Method of Assumption__

Assume Sophia answered all the 47 questions correctly, and each correct answer has 4 marks, then Sophia should score 188 marks,
\begin{array}{rcl}
47\times4=188.
\end{array}
For every question Sophia answered wrongly, Sophia will lose,
\begin{array}{rcl}
4+2=6.
\end{array}
marks.

Since Sophia only scored 44 marks, therefore Sophia totally lost
\begin{array}{rcl}
188-44=144.
\end{array}
marks due to the questions answered wrongly.

Therefore the number of wrong answers is
\begin{array}{rcl}
144\div6=24.
\end{array}
The number of correct answers is
\begin{array}{rcl}
47-24=23.
\end{array}
__Method 2: Simple Algebra__

Let the number of correct answers be $C$, and the number of wrong answer be $W$.

Since the total number of questions is 47, we have,
\begin{array}{rcl}
C+W=47.\tag{1}
\end{array}
Since for every correct answer gives 4 marks, and every wrong aswer deducts 2 mark(s), the total score is,
\begin{array}{rcl}
4C-2W=44.\tag{2}
\end{array}
Multiplying both sides of (1) by 4 we have,
\begin{array}{rcl}
2C+2W=94.\tag{3}
\end{array}
We can eliminate $W$ by summing up the left side of (2) and (3), and also summing up the right side of (2) and (3),
\begin{array}{rcl}
6C=138.\tag{4}
\end{array}
Therefore the number of correct answer is
\begin{array}{rcl}
C&=&138\div6\\
&=&23.\tag{5}
\end{array}
From (5) and (1) we have the number of wrong answer
\begin{array}{rcl}
W&=&47-23\\
&=&24.\tag{6}
\end{array}

Olivia attended a Maths Competition. Olivia answered all 18 questions. For each correct answer, Olivia will get 5 marks. However, for each wrong answer, Olivia will be deducted by 1 mark(s). If Olivia scored 60 marks in total, how many questions did Olivia answer wrongly?

14

13

5

6

Sorry. Please check the correct answer below.

__Method 1: Method of Assumption__

Assume Olivia answered all the 18 questions correctly, and each correct answer has 5 marks, then Olivia should score 90 marks,
\begin{array}{rcl}
18\times5=90.
\end{array}
For every question Olivia answered wrongly, Olivia will lose,
\begin{array}{rcl}
5+1=6.
\end{array}
marks.

Since Olivia only scored 60 marks, therefore Olivia totally lost
\begin{array}{rcl}
90-60=30.
\end{array}
marks due to the questions answered wrongly.

Therefore the number of wrong answers is
\begin{array}{rcl}
30\div6=5.
\end{array}
The number of correct answers is
\begin{array}{rcl}
18-5=13.
\end{array}
__Method 2: Simple Algebra__

Let the number of correct answers be $C$, and the number of wrong answer be $W$.

Since the total number of questions is 18, we have,
\begin{array}{rcl}
C+W=18.\tag{1}
\end{array}
Since for every correct answer gives 5 marks, and every wrong aswer deducts 1 mark(s), the total score is,
\begin{array}{rcl}
5C-1W=60.\tag{2}
\end{array}
We can eliminate $W$ by summing up the left side of (1) and (2), and also summing up the right side of (1) and (2),
\begin{array}{rcl}
6C=78.\tag{4}
\end{array}
Therefore the number of correct answer is
\begin{array}{rcl}
C&=&78\div6\\
&=&13.\tag{5}
\end{array}
From (4) and (1) we have the number of wrong answer
\begin{array}{rcl}
W&=&18-13\\
&=&5.\tag{6}
\end{array}

You are Right

__Method 1: Method of Assumption__

Assume Olivia answered all the 18 questions correctly, and each correct answer has 5 marks, then Olivia should score 90 marks,
\begin{array}{rcl}
18\times5=90.
\end{array}
For every question Olivia answered wrongly, Olivia will lose,
\begin{array}{rcl}
5+1=6.
\end{array}
marks.

Since Olivia only scored 60 marks, therefore Olivia totally lost
\begin{array}{rcl}
90-60=30.
\end{array}
marks due to the questions answered wrongly.

Therefore the number of wrong answers is
\begin{array}{rcl}
30\div6=5.
\end{array}
The number of correct answers is
\begin{array}{rcl}
18-5=13.
\end{array}
__Method 2: Simple Algebra__

Let the number of correct answers be $C$, and the number of wrong answer be $W$.

Since the total number of questions is 18, we have,
\begin{array}{rcl}
C+W=18.\tag{1}
\end{array}
Since for every correct answer gives 5 marks, and every wrong aswer deducts 1 mark(s), the total score is,
\begin{array}{rcl}
5C-1W=60.\tag{2}
\end{array}
We can eliminate $W$ by summing up the left side of (1) and (2), and also summing up the right side of (1) and (2),
\begin{array}{rcl}
6C=78.\tag{4}
\end{array}
Therefore the number of correct answer is
\begin{array}{rcl}
C&=&78\div6\\
&=&13.\tag{5}
\end{array}
From (4) and (1) we have the number of wrong answer
\begin{array}{rcl}
W&=&18-13\\
&=&5.\tag{6}
\end{array}

William attended a Maths Competition. William answered all 50 questions. For each correct answer, William will get 5 marks. However, for each wrong answer, William will be deducted by 1 mark(s). If William scored 100 marks in total, how many questions did William answer wrongly?

23

31

24

25

Sorry. Please check the correct answer below.

__Method 1: Method of Assumption__

Assume William answered all the 50 questions correctly, and each correct answer has 5 marks, then William should score 250 marks,
\begin{array}{rcl}
50\times5=250.
\end{array}
For every question William answered wrongly, William will lose,
\begin{array}{rcl}
5+1=6.
\end{array}
marks.

Since William only scored 100 marks, therefore William totally lost
\begin{array}{rcl}
250-100=150.
\end{array}
marks due to the questions answered wrongly.

Therefore the number of wrong answers is
\begin{array}{rcl}
150\div6=25.
\end{array}
The number of correct answers is
\begin{array}{rcl}
50-25=25.
\end{array}
__Method 2: Simple Algebra__

Let the number of correct answers be $C$, and the number of wrong answer be $W$.

Since the total number of questions is 50, we have,
\begin{array}{rcl}
C+W=50.\tag{1}
\end{array}
Since for every correct answer gives 5 marks, and every wrong aswer deducts 1 mark(s), the total score is,
\begin{array}{rcl}
5C-1W=100.\tag{2}
\end{array}
We can eliminate $W$ by summing up the left side of (1) and (2), and also summing up the right side of (1) and (2),
\begin{array}{rcl}
6C=150.\tag{4}
\end{array}
Therefore the number of correct answer is
\begin{array}{rcl}
C&=&150\div6\\
&=&25.\tag{5}
\end{array}
From (4) and (1) we have the number of wrong answer
\begin{array}{rcl}
W&=&50-25\\
&=&25.\tag{6}
\end{array}

You are Right

__Method 1: Method of Assumption__

Assume William answered all the 50 questions correctly, and each correct answer has 5 marks, then William should score 250 marks,
\begin{array}{rcl}
50\times5=250.
\end{array}
For every question William answered wrongly, William will lose,
\begin{array}{rcl}
5+1=6.
\end{array}
marks.

Since William only scored 100 marks, therefore William totally lost
\begin{array}{rcl}
250-100=150.
\end{array}
marks due to the questions answered wrongly.

Therefore the number of wrong answers is
\begin{array}{rcl}
150\div6=25.
\end{array}
The number of correct answers is
\begin{array}{rcl}
50-25=25.
\end{array}
__Method 2: Simple Algebra__

Let the number of correct answers be $C$, and the number of wrong answer be $W$.

Since the total number of questions is 50, we have,
\begin{array}{rcl}
C+W=50.\tag{1}
\end{array}
Since for every correct answer gives 5 marks, and every wrong aswer deducts 1 mark(s), the total score is,
\begin{array}{rcl}
5C-1W=100.\tag{2}
\end{array}
We can eliminate $W$ by summing up the left side of (1) and (2), and also summing up the right side of (1) and (2),
\begin{array}{rcl}
6C=150.\tag{4}
\end{array}
Therefore the number of correct answer is
\begin{array}{rcl}
C&=&150\div6\\
&=&25.\tag{5}
\end{array}
From (4) and (1) we have the number of wrong answer
\begin{array}{rcl}
W&=&50-25\\
&=&25.\tag{6}
\end{array}

Bill Gates attended a Maths Competition. Bill Gates answered all 57 questions. For each correct answer, Bill Gates will get 4 marks. However, for each wrong answer, Bill Gates will be deducted by 1 mark(s). If Bill Gates scored 68 marks in total, how many questions did Bill Gates answer correctly?

25

27

21

31

Sorry. Please check the correct answer below.

__Method 1: Method of Assumption__

Assume Bill Gates answered all the 57 questions correctly, and each correct answer has 4 marks, then Bill Gates should score 228 marks,
\begin{array}{rcl}
57\times4=228.
\end{array}
For every question Bill Gates answered wrongly, Bill Gates will lose,
\begin{array}{rcl}
4+1=5.
\end{array}
marks.

Since Bill Gates only scored 68 marks, therefore Bill Gates totally lost
\begin{array}{rcl}
228-68=160.
\end{array}
marks due to the questions answered wrongly.

Therefore the number of wrong answers is
\begin{array}{rcl}
160\div5=32.
\end{array}
The number of correct answers is
\begin{array}{rcl}
57-32=25.
\end{array}
__Method 2: Simple Algebra__

Let the number of correct answers be $C$, and the number of wrong answer be $W$.

Since the total number of questions is 57, we have,
\begin{array}{rcl}
C+W=57.\tag{1}
\end{array}
Since for every correct answer gives 4 marks, and every wrong aswer deducts 1 mark(s), the total score is,
\begin{array}{rcl}
4C-1W=68.\tag{2}
\end{array}
We can eliminate $W$ by summing up the left side of (1) and (2), and also summing up the right side of (1) and (2),
\begin{array}{rcl}
5C=125.\tag{4}
\end{array}
Therefore the number of correct answer is
\begin{array}{rcl}
C&=&125\div5\\
&=&25.\tag{5}
\end{array}
From (4) and (1) we have the number of wrong answer
\begin{array}{rcl}
W&=&57-25\\
&=&32.\tag{6}
\end{array}

You are Right

__Method 1: Method of Assumption__

Assume Bill Gates answered all the 57 questions correctly, and each correct answer has 4 marks, then Bill Gates should score 228 marks,
\begin{array}{rcl}
57\times4=228.
\end{array}
For every question Bill Gates answered wrongly, Bill Gates will lose,
\begin{array}{rcl}
4+1=5.
\end{array}
marks.

Since Bill Gates only scored 68 marks, therefore Bill Gates totally lost
\begin{array}{rcl}
228-68=160.
\end{array}
marks due to the questions answered wrongly.

Therefore the number of wrong answers is
\begin{array}{rcl}
160\div5=32.
\end{array}
The number of correct answers is
\begin{array}{rcl}
57-32=25.
\end{array}
__Method 2: Simple Algebra__

Let the number of correct answers be $C$, and the number of wrong answer be $W$.

Since the total number of questions is 57, we have,
\begin{array}{rcl}
C+W=57.\tag{1}
\end{array}
Since for every correct answer gives 4 marks, and every wrong aswer deducts 1 mark(s), the total score is,
\begin{array}{rcl}
4C-1W=68.\tag{2}
\end{array}
We can eliminate $W$ by summing up the left side of (1) and (2), and also summing up the right side of (1) and (2),
\begin{array}{rcl}
5C=125.\tag{4}
\end{array}
Therefore the number of correct answer is
\begin{array}{rcl}
C&=&125\div5\\
&=&25.\tag{5}
\end{array}
From (4) and (1) we have the number of wrong answer
\begin{array}{rcl}
W&=&57-25\\
&=&32.\tag{6}
\end{array}

James attended a South-East Asia Maths Olympaid (SEAMO). James answered all 34 questions. For each correct answer, James will get 6 marks. However, for each wrong answer, James will be deducted by 2 mark(s). If James scored 108 marks in total, how many questions did James answer wrongly?

11

18

12

22

Sorry. Please check the correct answer below.

__Method 1: Method of Assumption__

Assume James answered all the 34 questions correctly, and each correct answer has 6 marks, then James should score 204 marks,
\begin{array}{rcl}
34\times6=204.
\end{array}
For every question James answered wrongly, James will lose,
\begin{array}{rcl}
6+2=8.
\end{array}
marks.

Since James only scored 108 marks, therefore James totally lost
\begin{array}{rcl}
204-108=96.
\end{array}
marks due to the questions answered wrongly.

Therefore the number of wrong answers is
\begin{array}{rcl}
96\div8=12.
\end{array}
The number of correct answers is
\begin{array}{rcl}
34-12=22.
\end{array}
__Method 2: Simple Algebra__

Let the number of correct answers be $C$, and the number of wrong answer be $W$.

Since the total number of questions is 34, we have,
\begin{array}{rcl}
C+W=34.\tag{1}
\end{array}
Since for every correct answer gives 6 marks, and every wrong aswer deducts 2 mark(s), the total score is,
\begin{array}{rcl}
6C-2W=108.\tag{2}
\end{array}
Multiplying both sides of (1) by 6 we have,
\begin{array}{rcl}
2C+2W=68.\tag{3}
\end{array}
We can eliminate $W$ by summing up the left side of (2) and (3), and also summing up the right side of (2) and (3),
\begin{array}{rcl}
8C=176.\tag{4}
\end{array}
Therefore the number of correct answer is
\begin{array}{rcl}
C&=&176\div8\\
&=&22.\tag{5}
\end{array}
From (5) and (1) we have the number of wrong answer
\begin{array}{rcl}
W&=&34-22\\
&=&12.\tag{6}
\end{array}

You are Right

__Method 1: Method of Assumption__

Assume James answered all the 34 questions correctly, and each correct answer has 6 marks, then James should score 204 marks,
\begin{array}{rcl}
34\times6=204.
\end{array}
For every question James answered wrongly, James will lose,
\begin{array}{rcl}
6+2=8.
\end{array}
marks.

Since James only scored 108 marks, therefore James totally lost
\begin{array}{rcl}
204-108=96.
\end{array}
marks due to the questions answered wrongly.

Therefore the number of wrong answers is
\begin{array}{rcl}
96\div8=12.
\end{array}
The number of correct answers is
\begin{array}{rcl}
34-12=22.
\end{array}
__Method 2: Simple Algebra__

Let the number of correct answers be $C$, and the number of wrong answer be $W$.

Since the total number of questions is 34, we have,
\begin{array}{rcl}
C+W=34.\tag{1}
\end{array}
Since for every correct answer gives 6 marks, and every wrong aswer deducts 2 mark(s), the total score is,
\begin{array}{rcl}
6C-2W=108.\tag{2}
\end{array}
Multiplying both sides of (1) by 6 we have,
\begin{array}{rcl}
2C+2W=68.\tag{3}
\end{array}
We can eliminate $W$ by summing up the left side of (2) and (3), and also summing up the right side of (2) and (3),
\begin{array}{rcl}
8C=176.\tag{4}
\end{array}
Therefore the number of correct answer is
\begin{array}{rcl}
C&=&176\div8\\
&=&22.\tag{5}
\end{array}
From (5) and (1) we have the number of wrong answer
\begin{array}{rcl}
W&=&34-22\\
&=&12.\tag{6}
\end{array}

Isabella attended a English Spelling Bee Competition. Isabella answered all 123 questions. For each correct answer, Isabella will get 10 marks. However, for each wrong answer, Isabella will be deducted by 2 mark(s). If Isabella scored 150 marks in total, how many questions did Isabella answer wrongly?

92

90

98

91

Sorry. Please check the correct answer below.

__Method 1: Method of Assumption__

Assume Isabella answered all the 123 questions correctly, and each correct answer has 10 marks, then Isabella should score 1230 marks,
\begin{array}{rcl}
123\times10=1230.
\end{array}
For every question Isabella answered wrongly, Isabella will lose,
\begin{array}{rcl}
10+2=12.
\end{array}
marks.

Since Isabella only scored 150 marks, therefore Isabella totally lost
\begin{array}{rcl}
1230-150=1080.
\end{array}
marks due to the questions answered wrongly.

Therefore the number of wrong answers is
\begin{array}{rcl}
1080\div12=90.
\end{array}
The number of correct answers is
\begin{array}{rcl}
123-90=33.
\end{array}
__Method 2: Simple Algebra__

Let the number of correct answers be $C$, and the number of wrong answer be $W$.

Since the total number of questions is 123, we have,
\begin{array}{rcl}
C+W=123.\tag{1}
\end{array}
Since for every correct answer gives 10 marks, and every wrong aswer deducts 2 mark(s), the total score is,
\begin{array}{rcl}
10C-2W=150.\tag{2}
\end{array}
Multiplying both sides of (1) by 10 we have,
\begin{array}{rcl}
2C+2W=246.\tag{3}
\end{array}
We can eliminate $W$ by summing up the left side of (2) and (3), and also summing up the right side of (2) and (3),
\begin{array}{rcl}
12C=396.\tag{4}
\end{array}
Therefore the number of correct answer is
\begin{array}{rcl}
C&=&396\div12\\
&=&33.\tag{5}
\end{array}
From (5) and (1) we have the number of wrong answer
\begin{array}{rcl}
W&=&123-33\\
&=&90.\tag{6}
\end{array}

You are Right

__Method 1: Method of Assumption__

Assume Isabella answered all the 123 questions correctly, and each correct answer has 10 marks, then Isabella should score 1230 marks,
\begin{array}{rcl}
123\times10=1230.
\end{array}
For every question Isabella answered wrongly, Isabella will lose,
\begin{array}{rcl}
10+2=12.
\end{array}
marks.

Since Isabella only scored 150 marks, therefore Isabella totally lost
\begin{array}{rcl}
1230-150=1080.
\end{array}
marks due to the questions answered wrongly.

Therefore the number of wrong answers is
\begin{array}{rcl}
1080\div12=90.
\end{array}
The number of correct answers is
\begin{array}{rcl}
123-90=33.
\end{array}
__Method 2: Simple Algebra__

Let the number of correct answers be $C$, and the number of wrong answer be $W$.

Since the total number of questions is 123, we have,
\begin{array}{rcl}
C+W=123.\tag{1}
\end{array}
Since for every correct answer gives 10 marks, and every wrong aswer deducts 2 mark(s), the total score is,
\begin{array}{rcl}
10C-2W=150.\tag{2}
\end{array}
Multiplying both sides of (1) by 10 we have,
\begin{array}{rcl}
2C+2W=246.\tag{3}
\end{array}
We can eliminate $W$ by summing up the left side of (2) and (3), and also summing up the right side of (2) and (3),
\begin{array}{rcl}
12C=396.\tag{4}
\end{array}
Therefore the number of correct answer is
\begin{array}{rcl}
C&=&396\div12\\
&=&33.\tag{5}
\end{array}
From (5) and (1) we have the number of wrong answer
\begin{array}{rcl}
W&=&123-33\\
&=&90.\tag{6}
\end{array}

Benjamin attended a English Spelling Bee Competition. Benjamin answered all 54 questions. For each correct answer, Benjamin will get 4 marks. However, for each wrong answer, Benjamin will be deducted by 2 mark(s). If Benjamin scored 72 marks in total, how many questions did Benjamin answer correctly?

26

27

28

30

Sorry. Please check the correct answer below.

__Method 1: Method of Assumption__

Assume Benjamin answered all the 54 questions correctly, and each correct answer has 4 marks, then Benjamin should score 216 marks,
\begin{array}{rcl}
54\times4=216.
\end{array}
For every question Benjamin answered wrongly, Benjamin will lose,
\begin{array}{rcl}
4+2=6.
\end{array}
marks.

Since Benjamin only scored 72 marks, therefore Benjamin totally lost
\begin{array}{rcl}
216-72=144.
\end{array}
marks due to the questions answered wrongly.

Therefore the number of wrong answers is
\begin{array}{rcl}
144\div6=24.
\end{array}
The number of correct answers is
\begin{array}{rcl}
54-24=30.
\end{array}
__Method 2: Simple Algebra__

Let the number of correct answers be $C$, and the number of wrong answer be $W$.

Since the total number of questions is 54, we have,
\begin{array}{rcl}
C+W=54.\tag{1}
\end{array}
Since for every correct answer gives 4 marks, and every wrong aswer deducts 2 mark(s), the total score is,
\begin{array}{rcl}
4C-2W=72.\tag{2}
\end{array}
Multiplying both sides of (1) by 4 we have,
\begin{array}{rcl}
2C+2W=108.\tag{3}
\end{array}
We can eliminate $W$ by summing up the left side of (2) and (3), and also summing up the right side of (2) and (3),
\begin{array}{rcl}
6C=180.\tag{4}
\end{array}
Therefore the number of correct answer is
\begin{array}{rcl}
C&=&180\div6\\
&=&30.\tag{5}
\end{array}
From (5) and (1) we have the number of wrong answer
\begin{array}{rcl}
W&=&54-30\\
&=&24.\tag{6}
\end{array}

You are Right

__Method 1: Method of Assumption__

Assume Benjamin answered all the 54 questions correctly, and each correct answer has 4 marks, then Benjamin should score 216 marks,
\begin{array}{rcl}
54\times4=216.
\end{array}
For every question Benjamin answered wrongly, Benjamin will lose,
\begin{array}{rcl}
4+2=6.
\end{array}
marks.

Since Benjamin only scored 72 marks, therefore Benjamin totally lost
\begin{array}{rcl}
216-72=144.
\end{array}
marks due to the questions answered wrongly.

Therefore the number of wrong answers is
\begin{array}{rcl}
144\div6=24.
\end{array}
The number of correct answers is
\begin{array}{rcl}
54-24=30.
\end{array}
__Method 2: Simple Algebra__

Let the number of correct answers be $C$, and the number of wrong answer be $W$.

Since the total number of questions is 54, we have,
\begin{array}{rcl}
C+W=54.\tag{1}
\end{array}
Since for every correct answer gives 4 marks, and every wrong aswer deducts 2 mark(s), the total score is,
\begin{array}{rcl}
4C-2W=72.\tag{2}
\end{array}
Multiplying both sides of (1) by 4 we have,
\begin{array}{rcl}
2C+2W=108.\tag{3}
\end{array}
We can eliminate $W$ by summing up the left side of (2) and (3), and also summing up the right side of (2) and (3),
\begin{array}{rcl}
6C=180.\tag{4}
\end{array}
Therefore the number of correct answer is
\begin{array}{rcl}
C&=&180\div6\\
&=&30.\tag{5}
\end{array}
From (5) and (1) we have the number of wrong answer
\begin{array}{rcl}
W&=&54-30\\
&=&24.\tag{6}
\end{array}

Sophia attended a South-East Asia Maths Olympaid (SEAMO). Sophia answered all 95 questions. For each correct answer, Sophia will get 6 marks. However, for each wrong answer, Sophia will be deducted by 2 mark(s). If Sophia scored 90 marks in total, how many questions did Sophia answer correctly?

39

35

36

33

Sorry. Please check the correct answer below.

__Method 1: Method of Assumption__

Assume Sophia answered all the 95 questions correctly, and each correct answer has 6 marks, then Sophia should score 570 marks,
\begin{array}{rcl}
95\times6=570.
\end{array}
For every question Sophia answered wrongly, Sophia will lose,
\begin{array}{rcl}
6+2=8.
\end{array}
marks.

Since Sophia only scored 90 marks, therefore Sophia totally lost
\begin{array}{rcl}
570-90=480.
\end{array}
marks due to the questions answered wrongly.

Therefore the number of wrong answers is
\begin{array}{rcl}
480\div8=60.
\end{array}
The number of correct answers is
\begin{array}{rcl}
95-60=35.
\end{array}
__Method 2: Simple Algebra__

Let the number of correct answers be $C$, and the number of wrong answer be $W$.

Since the total number of questions is 95, we have,
\begin{array}{rcl}
C+W=95.\tag{1}
\end{array}
Since for every correct answer gives 6 marks, and every wrong aswer deducts 2 mark(s), the total score is,
\begin{array}{rcl}
6C-2W=90.\tag{2}
\end{array}
Multiplying both sides of (1) by 6 we have,
\begin{array}{rcl}
2C+2W=190.\tag{3}
\end{array}
We can eliminate $W$ by summing up the left side of (2) and (3), and also summing up the right side of (2) and (3),
\begin{array}{rcl}
8C=280.\tag{4}
\end{array}
Therefore the number of correct answer is
\begin{array}{rcl}
C&=&280\div8\\
&=&35.\tag{5}
\end{array}
From (5) and (1) we have the number of wrong answer
\begin{array}{rcl}
W&=&95-35\\
&=&60.\tag{6}
\end{array}

You are Right

__Method 1: Method of Assumption__

Assume Sophia answered all the 95 questions correctly, and each correct answer has 6 marks, then Sophia should score 570 marks,
\begin{array}{rcl}
95\times6=570.
\end{array}
For every question Sophia answered wrongly, Sophia will lose,
\begin{array}{rcl}
6+2=8.
\end{array}
marks.

Since Sophia only scored 90 marks, therefore Sophia totally lost
\begin{array}{rcl}
570-90=480.
\end{array}
marks due to the questions answered wrongly.

Therefore the number of wrong answers is
\begin{array}{rcl}
480\div8=60.
\end{array}
The number of correct answers is
\begin{array}{rcl}
95-60=35.
\end{array}
__Method 2: Simple Algebra__

Let the number of correct answers be $C$, and the number of wrong answer be $W$.

Since the total number of questions is 95, we have,
\begin{array}{rcl}
C+W=95.\tag{1}
\end{array}
Since for every correct answer gives 6 marks, and every wrong aswer deducts 2 mark(s), the total score is,
\begin{array}{rcl}
6C-2W=90.\tag{2}
\end{array}
Multiplying both sides of (1) by 6 we have,
\begin{array}{rcl}
2C+2W=190.\tag{3}
\end{array}
We can eliminate $W$ by summing up the left side of (2) and (3), and also summing up the right side of (2) and (3),
\begin{array}{rcl}
8C=280.\tag{4}
\end{array}
Therefore the number of correct answer is
\begin{array}{rcl}
C&=&280\div8\\
&=&35.\tag{5}
\end{array}
From (5) and (1) we have the number of wrong answer
\begin{array}{rcl}
W&=&95-35\\
&=&60.\tag{6}
\end{array}

William attended a Maths Competition. William answered all 46 questions. For each correct answer, William will get 4 marks. However, for each wrong answer, William will be deducted by 2 mark(s). If William scored 40 marks in total, how many questions did William answer correctly?

22

21

24

17

Sorry. Please check the correct answer below.

__Method 1: Method of Assumption__

Assume William answered all the 46 questions correctly, and each correct answer has 4 marks, then William should score 184 marks,
\begin{array}{rcl}
46\times4=184.
\end{array}
For every question William answered wrongly, William will lose,
\begin{array}{rcl}
4+2=6.
\end{array}
marks.

Since William only scored 40 marks, therefore William totally lost
\begin{array}{rcl}
184-40=144.
\end{array}
marks due to the questions answered wrongly.

Therefore the number of wrong answers is
\begin{array}{rcl}
144\div6=24.
\end{array}
The number of correct answers is
\begin{array}{rcl}
46-24=22.
\end{array}
__Method 2: Simple Algebra__

Let the number of correct answers be $C$, and the number of wrong answer be $W$.

Since the total number of questions is 46, we have,
\begin{array}{rcl}
C+W=46.\tag{1}
\end{array}
Since for every correct answer gives 4 marks, and every wrong aswer deducts 2 mark(s), the total score is,
\begin{array}{rcl}
4C-2W=40.\tag{2}
\end{array}
Multiplying both sides of (1) by 4 we have,
\begin{array}{rcl}
2C+2W=92.\tag{3}
\end{array}
We can eliminate $W$ by summing up the left side of (2) and (3), and also summing up the right side of (2) and (3),
\begin{array}{rcl}
6C=132.\tag{4}
\end{array}
Therefore the number of correct answer is
\begin{array}{rcl}
C&=&132\div6\\
&=&22.\tag{5}
\end{array}
From (5) and (1) we have the number of wrong answer
\begin{array}{rcl}
W&=&46-22\\
&=&24.\tag{6}
\end{array}

You are Right

__Method 1: Method of Assumption__

Assume William answered all the 46 questions correctly, and each correct answer has 4 marks, then William should score 184 marks,
\begin{array}{rcl}
46\times4=184.
\end{array}
For every question William answered wrongly, William will lose,
\begin{array}{rcl}
4+2=6.
\end{array}
marks.

Since William only scored 40 marks, therefore William totally lost
\begin{array}{rcl}
184-40=144.
\end{array}
marks due to the questions answered wrongly.

Therefore the number of wrong answers is
\begin{array}{rcl}
144\div6=24.
\end{array}
The number of correct answers is
\begin{array}{rcl}
46-24=22.
\end{array}
__Method 2: Simple Algebra__

Let the number of correct answers be $C$, and the number of wrong answer be $W$.

Since the total number of questions is 46, we have,
\begin{array}{rcl}
C+W=46.\tag{1}
\end{array}
Since for every correct answer gives 4 marks, and every wrong aswer deducts 2 mark(s), the total score is,
\begin{array}{rcl}
4C-2W=40.\tag{2}
\end{array}
Multiplying both sides of (1) by 4 we have,
\begin{array}{rcl}
2C+2W=92.\tag{3}
\end{array}
We can eliminate $W$ by summing up the left side of (2) and (3), and also summing up the right side of (2) and (3),
\begin{array}{rcl}
6C=132.\tag{4}
\end{array}
Therefore the number of correct answer is
\begin{array}{rcl}
C&=&132\div6\\
&=&22.\tag{5}
\end{array}
From (5) and (1) we have the number of wrong answer
\begin{array}{rcl}
W&=&46-22\\
&=&24.\tag{6}
\end{array}

Isabella attended a American Maths Olympiad (AMO). Isabella answered all 115 questions. For each correct answer, Isabella will get 10 marks. However, for each wrong answer, Isabella will be deducted by 2 mark(s). If Isabella scored 190 marks in total, how many questions did Isabella answer correctly?

35

37

40

33

Sorry. Please check the correct answer below.

__Method 1: Method of Assumption__

Assume Isabella answered all the 115 questions correctly, and each correct answer has 10 marks, then Isabella should score 1150 marks,
\begin{array}{rcl}
115\times10=1150.
\end{array}
For every question Isabella answered wrongly, Isabella will lose,
\begin{array}{rcl}
10+2=12.
\end{array}
marks.

Since Isabella only scored 190 marks, therefore Isabella totally lost
\begin{array}{rcl}
1150-190=960.
\end{array}
marks due to the questions answered wrongly.

Therefore the number of wrong answers is
\begin{array}{rcl}
960\div12=80.
\end{array}
The number of correct answers is
\begin{array}{rcl}
115-80=35.
\end{array}
__Method 2: Simple Algebra__

Let the number of correct answers be $C$, and the number of wrong answer be $W$.

Since the total number of questions is 115, we have,
\begin{array}{rcl}
C+W=115.\tag{1}
\end{array}
Since for every correct answer gives 10 marks, and every wrong aswer deducts 2 mark(s), the total score is,
\begin{array}{rcl}
10C-2W=190.\tag{2}
\end{array}
Multiplying both sides of (1) by 10 we have,
\begin{array}{rcl}
2C+2W=230.\tag{3}
\end{array}
We can eliminate $W$ by summing up the left side of (2) and (3), and also summing up the right side of (2) and (3),
\begin{array}{rcl}
12C=420.\tag{4}
\end{array}
Therefore the number of correct answer is
\begin{array}{rcl}
C&=&420\div12\\
&=&35.\tag{5}
\end{array}
From (5) and (1) we have the number of wrong answer
\begin{array}{rcl}
W&=&115-35\\
&=&80.\tag{6}
\end{array}

You are Right

__Method 1: Method of Assumption__

Assume Isabella answered all the 115 questions correctly, and each correct answer has 10 marks, then Isabella should score 1150 marks,
\begin{array}{rcl}
115\times10=1150.
\end{array}
For every question Isabella answered wrongly, Isabella will lose,
\begin{array}{rcl}
10+2=12.
\end{array}
marks.

Since Isabella only scored 190 marks, therefore Isabella totally lost
\begin{array}{rcl}
1150-190=960.
\end{array}
marks due to the questions answered wrongly.

Therefore the number of wrong answers is
\begin{array}{rcl}
960\div12=80.
\end{array}
The number of correct answers is
\begin{array}{rcl}
115-80=35.
\end{array}
__Method 2: Simple Algebra__

Let the number of correct answers be $C$, and the number of wrong answer be $W$.

Since the total number of questions is 115, we have,
\begin{array}{rcl}
C+W=115.\tag{1}
\end{array}
Since for every correct answer gives 10 marks, and every wrong aswer deducts 2 mark(s), the total score is,
\begin{array}{rcl}
10C-2W=190.\tag{2}
\end{array}
Multiplying both sides of (1) by 10 we have,
\begin{array}{rcl}
2C+2W=230.\tag{3}
\end{array}
We can eliminate $W$ by summing up the left side of (2) and (3), and also summing up the right side of (2) and (3),
\begin{array}{rcl}
12C=420.\tag{4}
\end{array}
Therefore the number of correct answer is
\begin{array}{rcl}
C&=&420\div12\\
&=&35.\tag{5}
\end{array}
From (5) and (1) we have the number of wrong answer
\begin{array}{rcl}
W&=&115-35\\
&=&80.\tag{6}
\end{array}

Benjamin attended a Chinese Multiple Choices Test. Benjamin answered all 122 questions. For each correct answer, Benjamin will get 10 marks. However, for each wrong answer, Benjamin will be deducted by 2 mark(s). If Benjamin scored 140 marks in total, how many questions did Benjamin answer correctly?

28

29

32

27

Sorry. Please check the correct answer below.

__Method 1: Method of Assumption__

Assume Benjamin answered all the 122 questions correctly, and each correct answer has 10 marks, then Benjamin should score 1220 marks,
\begin{array}{rcl}
122\times10=1220.
\end{array}
For every question Benjamin answered wrongly, Benjamin will lose,
\begin{array}{rcl}
10+2=12.
\end{array}
marks.

Since Benjamin only scored 140 marks, therefore Benjamin totally lost
\begin{array}{rcl}
1220-140=1080.
\end{array}
marks due to the questions answered wrongly.

Therefore the number of wrong answers is
\begin{array}{rcl}
1080\div12=90.
\end{array}
The number of correct answers is
\begin{array}{rcl}
122-90=32.
\end{array}
__Method 2: Simple Algebra__

Let the number of correct answers be $C$, and the number of wrong answer be $W$.

Since the total number of questions is 122, we have,
\begin{array}{rcl}
C+W=122.\tag{1}
\end{array}
Since for every correct answer gives 10 marks, and every wrong aswer deducts 2 mark(s), the total score is,
\begin{array}{rcl}
10C-2W=140.\tag{2}
\end{array}
Multiplying both sides of (1) by 10 we have,
\begin{array}{rcl}
2C+2W=244.\tag{3}
\end{array}
We can eliminate $W$ by summing up the left side of (2) and (3), and also summing up the right side of (2) and (3),
\begin{array}{rcl}
12C=384.\tag{4}
\end{array}
Therefore the number of correct answer is
\begin{array}{rcl}
C&=&384\div12\\
&=&32.\tag{5}
\end{array}
From (5) and (1) we have the number of wrong answer
\begin{array}{rcl}
W&=&122-32\\
&=&90.\tag{6}
\end{array}

You are Right

__Method 1: Method of Assumption__

Assume Benjamin answered all the 122 questions correctly, and each correct answer has 10 marks, then Benjamin should score 1220 marks,
\begin{array}{rcl}
122\times10=1220.
\end{array}
For every question Benjamin answered wrongly, Benjamin will lose,
\begin{array}{rcl}
10+2=12.
\end{array}
marks.

Since Benjamin only scored 140 marks, therefore Benjamin totally lost
\begin{array}{rcl}
1220-140=1080.
\end{array}
marks due to the questions answered wrongly.

Therefore the number of wrong answers is
\begin{array}{rcl}
1080\div12=90.
\end{array}
The number of correct answers is
\begin{array}{rcl}
122-90=32.
\end{array}
__Method 2: Simple Algebra__

Let the number of correct answers be $C$, and the number of wrong answer be $W$.

Since the total number of questions is 122, we have,
\begin{array}{rcl}
C+W=122.\tag{1}
\end{array}
Since for every correct answer gives 10 marks, and every wrong aswer deducts 2 mark(s), the total score is,
\begin{array}{rcl}
10C-2W=140.\tag{2}
\end{array}
Multiplying both sides of (1) by 10 we have,
\begin{array}{rcl}
2C+2W=244.\tag{3}
\end{array}
We can eliminate $W$ by summing up the left side of (2) and (3), and also summing up the right side of (2) and (3),
\begin{array}{rcl}
12C=384.\tag{4}
\end{array}
Therefore the number of correct answer is
\begin{array}{rcl}
C&=&384\div12\\
&=&32.\tag{5}
\end{array}
From (5) and (1) we have the number of wrong answer
\begin{array}{rcl}
W&=&122-32\\
&=&90.\tag{6}
\end{array}

William attended a Chinese Multiple Choices Test. William answered all 86 questions. For each correct answer, William will get 6 marks. However, for each wrong answer, William will be deducted by 2 mark(s). If William scored 84 marks in total, how many questions did William answer wrongly?

31

53

54

49

Sorry. Please check the correct answer below.

__Method 1: Method of Assumption__

Assume William answered all the 86 questions correctly, and each correct answer has 6 marks, then William should score 516 marks,
\begin{array}{rcl}
86\times6=516.
\end{array}
For every question William answered wrongly, William will lose,
\begin{array}{rcl}
6+2=8.
\end{array}
marks.

Since William only scored 84 marks, therefore William totally lost
\begin{array}{rcl}
516-84=432.
\end{array}
marks due to the questions answered wrongly.

Therefore the number of wrong answers is
\begin{array}{rcl}
432\div8=54.
\end{array}
The number of correct answers is
\begin{array}{rcl}
86-54=32.
\end{array}
__Method 2: Simple Algebra__

Let the number of correct answers be $C$, and the number of wrong answer be $W$.

Since the total number of questions is 86, we have,
\begin{array}{rcl}
C+W=86.\tag{1}
\end{array}
Since for every correct answer gives 6 marks, and every wrong aswer deducts 2 mark(s), the total score is,
\begin{array}{rcl}
6C-2W=84.\tag{2}
\end{array}
Multiplying both sides of (1) by 6 we have,
\begin{array}{rcl}
2C+2W=172.\tag{3}
\end{array}
We can eliminate $W$ by summing up the left side of (2) and (3), and also summing up the right side of (2) and (3),
\begin{array}{rcl}
8C=256.\tag{4}
\end{array}
Therefore the number of correct answer is
\begin{array}{rcl}
C&=&256\div8\\
&=&32.\tag{5}
\end{array}
From (5) and (1) we have the number of wrong answer
\begin{array}{rcl}
W&=&86-32\\
&=&54.\tag{6}
\end{array}

You are Right

__Method 1: Method of Assumption__

Assume William answered all the 86 questions correctly, and each correct answer has 6 marks, then William should score 516 marks,
\begin{array}{rcl}
86\times6=516.
\end{array}
For every question William answered wrongly, William will lose,
\begin{array}{rcl}
6+2=8.
\end{array}
marks.

Since William only scored 84 marks, therefore William totally lost
\begin{array}{rcl}
516-84=432.
\end{array}
marks due to the questions answered wrongly.

Therefore the number of wrong answers is
\begin{array}{rcl}
432\div8=54.
\end{array}
The number of correct answers is
\begin{array}{rcl}
86-54=32.
\end{array}
__Method 2: Simple Algebra__

Let the number of correct answers be $C$, and the number of wrong answer be $W$.

Since the total number of questions is 86, we have,
\begin{array}{rcl}
C+W=86.\tag{1}
\end{array}
Since for every correct answer gives 6 marks, and every wrong aswer deducts 2 mark(s), the total score is,
\begin{array}{rcl}
6C-2W=84.\tag{2}
\end{array}
Multiplying both sides of (1) by 6 we have,
\begin{array}{rcl}
2C+2W=172.\tag{3}
\end{array}
We can eliminate $W$ by summing up the left side of (2) and (3), and also summing up the right side of (2) and (3),
\begin{array}{rcl}
8C=256.\tag{4}
\end{array}
Therefore the number of correct answer is
\begin{array}{rcl}
C&=&256\div8\\
&=&32.\tag{5}
\end{array}
From (5) and (1) we have the number of wrong answer
\begin{array}{rcl}
W&=&86-32\\
&=&54.\tag{6}
\end{array}

William attended a American Maths Olympiad (AMO). William answered all 51 questions. For each correct answer, William will get 3 marks. However, for each wrong answer, William will be deducted by 1 mark(s). If William scored 45 marks in total, how many questions did William answer correctly?

20

29

24

19

Sorry. Please check the correct answer below.

__Method 1: Method of Assumption__

Assume William answered all the 51 questions correctly, and each correct answer has 3 marks, then William should score 153 marks,
\begin{array}{rcl}
51\times3=153.
\end{array}
For every question William answered wrongly, William will lose,
\begin{array}{rcl}
3+1=4.
\end{array}
marks.

Since William only scored 45 marks, therefore William totally lost
\begin{array}{rcl}
153-45=108.
\end{array}
marks due to the questions answered wrongly.

Therefore the number of wrong answers is
\begin{array}{rcl}
108\div4=27.
\end{array}
The number of correct answers is
\begin{array}{rcl}
51-27=24.
\end{array}
__Method 2: Simple Algebra__

Let the number of correct answers be $C$, and the number of wrong answer be $W$.

Since the total number of questions is 51, we have,
\begin{array}{rcl}
C+W=51.\tag{1}
\end{array}
Since for every correct answer gives 3 marks, and every wrong aswer deducts 1 mark(s), the total score is,
\begin{array}{rcl}
3C-1W=45.\tag{2}
\end{array}
We can eliminate $W$ by summing up the left side of (1) and (2), and also summing up the right side of (1) and (2),
\begin{array}{rcl}
4C=96.\tag{4}
\end{array}
Therefore the number of correct answer is
\begin{array}{rcl}
C&=&96\div4\\
&=&24.\tag{5}
\end{array}
From (4) and (1) we have the number of wrong answer
\begin{array}{rcl}
W&=&51-24\\
&=&27.\tag{6}
\end{array}

You are Right

__Method 1: Method of Assumption__

Assume William answered all the 51 questions correctly, and each correct answer has 3 marks, then William should score 153 marks,
\begin{array}{rcl}
51\times3=153.
\end{array}
For every question William answered wrongly, William will lose,
\begin{array}{rcl}
3+1=4.
\end{array}
marks.

Since William only scored 45 marks, therefore William totally lost
\begin{array}{rcl}
153-45=108.
\end{array}
marks due to the questions answered wrongly.

Therefore the number of wrong answers is
\begin{array}{rcl}
108\div4=27.
\end{array}
The number of correct answers is
\begin{array}{rcl}
51-27=24.
\end{array}
__Method 2: Simple Algebra__

Let the number of correct answers be $C$, and the number of wrong answer be $W$.

Since the total number of questions is 51, we have,
\begin{array}{rcl}
C+W=51.\tag{1}
\end{array}
Since for every correct answer gives 3 marks, and every wrong aswer deducts 1 mark(s), the total score is,
\begin{array}{rcl}
3C-1W=45.\tag{2}
\end{array}
We can eliminate $W$ by summing up the left side of (1) and (2), and also summing up the right side of (1) and (2),
\begin{array}{rcl}
4C=96.\tag{4}
\end{array}
Therefore the number of correct answer is
\begin{array}{rcl}
C&=&96\div4\\
&=&24.\tag{5}
\end{array}
From (4) and (1) we have the number of wrong answer
\begin{array}{rcl}
W&=&51-24\\
&=&27.\tag{6}
\end{array}

Olivia attended a South-East Asia Maths Olympaid (SEAMO). Olivia answered all 26 questions. For each correct answer, Olivia will get 3 marks. However, for each wrong answer, Olivia will be deducted by 1 mark(s). If Olivia scored 54 marks in total, how many questions did Olivia answer correctly?

15

17

24

20

Sorry. Please check the correct answer below.

__Method 1: Method of Assumption__

Assume Olivia answered all the 26 questions correctly, and each correct answer has 3 marks, then Olivia should score 78 marks,
\begin{array}{rcl}
26\times3=78.
\end{array}
For every question Olivia answered wrongly, Olivia will lose,
\begin{array}{rcl}
3+1=4.
\end{array}
marks.

Since Olivia only scored 54 marks, therefore Olivia totally lost
\begin{array}{rcl}
78-54=24.
\end{array}
marks due to the questions answered wrongly.

Therefore the number of wrong answers is
\begin{array}{rcl}
24\div4=6.
\end{array}
The number of correct answers is
\begin{array}{rcl}
26-6=20.
\end{array}
__Method 2: Simple Algebra__

Let the number of correct answers be $C$, and the number of wrong answer be $W$.

Since the total number of questions is 26, we have,
\begin{array}{rcl}
C+W=26.\tag{1}
\end{array}
Since for every correct answer gives 3 marks, and every wrong aswer deducts 1 mark(s), the total score is,
\begin{array}{rcl}
3C-1W=54.\tag{2}
\end{array}
We can eliminate $W$ by summing up the left side of (1) and (2), and also summing up the right side of (1) and (2),
\begin{array}{rcl}
4C=80.\tag{4}
\end{array}
Therefore the number of correct answer is
\begin{array}{rcl}
C&=&80\div4\\
&=&20.\tag{5}
\end{array}
From (4) and (1) we have the number of wrong answer
\begin{array}{rcl}
W&=&26-20\\
&=&6.\tag{6}
\end{array}

You are Right

__Method 1: Method of Assumption__

Assume Olivia answered all the 26 questions correctly, and each correct answer has 3 marks, then Olivia should score 78 marks,
\begin{array}{rcl}
26\times3=78.
\end{array}
For every question Olivia answered wrongly, Olivia will lose,
\begin{array}{rcl}
3+1=4.
\end{array}
marks.

Since Olivia only scored 54 marks, therefore Olivia totally lost
\begin{array}{rcl}
78-54=24.
\end{array}
marks due to the questions answered wrongly.

Therefore the number of wrong answers is
\begin{array}{rcl}
24\div4=6.
\end{array}
The number of correct answers is
\begin{array}{rcl}
26-6=20.
\end{array}
__Method 2: Simple Algebra__

Let the number of correct answers be $C$, and the number of wrong answer be $W$.

Since the total number of questions is 26, we have,
\begin{array}{rcl}
C+W=26.\tag{1}
\end{array}
Since for every correct answer gives 3 marks, and every wrong aswer deducts 1 mark(s), the total score is,
\begin{array}{rcl}
3C-1W=54.\tag{2}
\end{array}
We can eliminate $W$ by summing up the left side of (1) and (2), and also summing up the right side of (1) and (2),
\begin{array}{rcl}
4C=80.\tag{4}
\end{array}
Therefore the number of correct answer is
\begin{array}{rcl}
C&=&80\div4\\
&=&20.\tag{5}
\end{array}
From (4) and (1) we have the number of wrong answer
\begin{array}{rcl}
W&=&26-20\\
&=&6.\tag{6}
\end{array}

Larry Page attended a Singapore Maths Olympaid (SMO). Larry Page answered all 29 questions. For each correct answer, Larry Page will get 2 marks. However, for each wrong answer, Larry Page will be deducted by 1 mark(s). If Larry Page scored 40 marks in total, how many questions did Larry Page answer wrongly?

12

8

23

6

Sorry. Please check the correct answer below.

__Method 1: Method of Assumption__

Assume Larry Page answered all the 29 questions correctly, and each correct answer has 2 marks, then Larry Page should score 58 marks,
\begin{array}{rcl}
29\times2=58.
\end{array}
For every question Larry Page answered wrongly, Larry Page will lose,
\begin{array}{rcl}
2+1=3.
\end{array}
marks.

Since Larry Page only scored 40 marks, therefore Larry Page totally lost
\begin{array}{rcl}
58-40=18.
\end{array}
marks due to the questions answered wrongly.

Therefore the number of wrong answers is
\begin{array}{rcl}
18\div3=6.
\end{array}
The number of correct answers is
\begin{array}{rcl}
29-6=23.
\end{array}
__Method 2: Simple Algebra__

Let the number of correct answers be $C$, and the number of wrong answer be $W$.

Since the total number of questions is 29, we have,
\begin{array}{rcl}
C+W=29.\tag{1}
\end{array}
Since for every correct answer gives 2 marks, and every wrong aswer deducts 1 mark(s), the total score is,
\begin{array}{rcl}
2C-1W=40.\tag{2}
\end{array}
We can eliminate $W$ by summing up the left side of (1) and (2), and also summing up the right side of (1) and (2),
\begin{array}{rcl}
3C=69.\tag{4}
\end{array}
Therefore the number of correct answer is
\begin{array}{rcl}
C&=&69\div3\\
&=&23.\tag{5}
\end{array}
From (4) and (1) we have the number of wrong answer
\begin{array}{rcl}
W&=&29-23\\
&=&6.\tag{6}
\end{array}

You are Right

__Method 1: Method of Assumption__

Assume Larry Page answered all the 29 questions correctly, and each correct answer has 2 marks, then Larry Page should score 58 marks,
\begin{array}{rcl}
29\times2=58.
\end{array}
For every question Larry Page answered wrongly, Larry Page will lose,
\begin{array}{rcl}
2+1=3.
\end{array}
marks.

Since Larry Page only scored 40 marks, therefore Larry Page totally lost
\begin{array}{rcl}
58-40=18.
\end{array}
marks due to the questions answered wrongly.

Therefore the number of wrong answers is
\begin{array}{rcl}
18\div3=6.
\end{array}
The number of correct answers is
\begin{array}{rcl}
29-6=23.
\end{array}
__Method 2: Simple Algebra__

Let the number of correct answers be $C$, and the number of wrong answer be $W$.

Since the total number of questions is 29, we have,
\begin{array}{rcl}
C+W=29.\tag{1}
\end{array}
Since for every correct answer gives 2 marks, and every wrong aswer deducts 1 mark(s), the total score is,
\begin{array}{rcl}
2C-1W=40.\tag{2}
\end{array}
We can eliminate $W$ by summing up the left side of (1) and (2), and also summing up the right side of (1) and (2),
\begin{array}{rcl}
3C=69.\tag{4}
\end{array}
Therefore the number of correct answer is
\begin{array}{rcl}
C&=&69\div3\\
&=&23.\tag{5}
\end{array}
From (4) and (1) we have the number of wrong answer
\begin{array}{rcl}
W&=&29-23\\
&=&6.\tag{6}
\end{array}

Larry Page attended a Chinese Multiple Choices Test. Larry Page answered all 59 questions. For each correct answer, Larry Page will get 4 marks. However, for each wrong answer, Larry Page will be deducted by 2 mark(s). If Larry Page scored 44 marks in total, how many questions did Larry Page answer correctly?

32

27

35

24

Sorry. Please check the correct answer below.

__Method 1: Method of Assumption__

Assume Larry Page answered all the 59 questions correctly, and each correct answer has 4 marks, then Larry Page should score 236 marks,
\begin{array}{rcl}
59\times4=236.
\end{array}
For every question Larry Page answered wrongly, Larry Page will lose,
\begin{array}{rcl}
4+2=6.
\end{array}
marks.

Since Larry Page only scored 44 marks, therefore Larry Page totally lost
\begin{array}{rcl}
236-44=192.
\end{array}
marks due to the questions answered wrongly.

Therefore the number of wrong answers is
\begin{array}{rcl}
192\div6=32.
\end{array}
The number of correct answers is
\begin{array}{rcl}
59-32=27.
\end{array}
__Method 2: Simple Algebra__

Let the number of correct answers be $C$, and the number of wrong answer be $W$.

Since the total number of questions is 59, we have,
\begin{array}{rcl}
C+W=59.\tag{1}
\end{array}
Since for every correct answer gives 4 marks, and every wrong aswer deducts 2 mark(s), the total score is,
\begin{array}{rcl}
4C-2W=44.\tag{2}
\end{array}
Multiplying both sides of (1) by 4 we have,
\begin{array}{rcl}
2C+2W=118.\tag{3}
\end{array}
We can eliminate $W$ by summing up the left side of (2) and (3), and also summing up the right side of (2) and (3),
\begin{array}{rcl}
6C=162.\tag{4}
\end{array}
Therefore the number of correct answer is
\begin{array}{rcl}
C&=&162\div6\\
&=&27.\tag{5}
\end{array}
From (5) and (1) we have the number of wrong answer
\begin{array}{rcl}
W&=&59-27\\
&=&32.\tag{6}
\end{array}

You are Right

__Method 1: Method of Assumption__

Assume Larry Page answered all the 59 questions correctly, and each correct answer has 4 marks, then Larry Page should score 236 marks,
\begin{array}{rcl}
59\times4=236.
\end{array}
For every question Larry Page answered wrongly, Larry Page will lose,
\begin{array}{rcl}
4+2=6.
\end{array}
marks.

Since Larry Page only scored 44 marks, therefore Larry Page totally lost
\begin{array}{rcl}
236-44=192.
\end{array}
marks due to the questions answered wrongly.

Therefore the number of wrong answers is
\begin{array}{rcl}
192\div6=32.
\end{array}
The number of correct answers is
\begin{array}{rcl}
59-32=27.
\end{array}
__Method 2: Simple Algebra__

Let the number of correct answers be $C$, and the number of wrong answer be $W$.

Since the total number of questions is 59, we have,
\begin{array}{rcl}
C+W=59.\tag{1}
\end{array}
Since for every correct answer gives 4 marks, and every wrong aswer deducts 2 mark(s), the total score is,
\begin{array}{rcl}
4C-2W=44.\tag{2}
\end{array}
Multiplying both sides of (1) by 4 we have,
\begin{array}{rcl}
2C+2W=118.\tag{3}
\end{array}
We can eliminate $W$ by summing up the left side of (2) and (3), and also summing up the right side of (2) and (3),
\begin{array}{rcl}
6C=162.\tag{4}
\end{array}
Therefore the number of correct answer is
\begin{array}{rcl}
C&=&162\div6\\
&=&27.\tag{5}
\end{array}
From (5) and (1) we have the number of wrong answer
\begin{array}{rcl}
W&=&59-27\\
&=&32.\tag{6}
\end{array}

Sophia attended a Singapore Maths Olympaid (SMO). Sophia answered all 57 questions. For each correct answer, Sophia will get 4 marks. However, for each wrong answer, Sophia will be deducted by 1 mark(s). If Sophia scored 48 marks in total, how many questions did Sophia answer correctly?

23

21

19

16

Sorry. Please check the correct answer below.

__Method 1: Method of Assumption__

Assume Sophia answered all the 57 questions correctly, and each correct answer has 4 marks, then Sophia should score 228 marks,
\begin{array}{rcl}
57\times4=228.
\end{array}
For every question Sophia answered wrongly, Sophia will lose,
\begin{array}{rcl}
4+1=5.
\end{array}
marks.

Since Sophia only scored 48 marks, therefore Sophia totally lost
\begin{array}{rcl}
228-48=180.
\end{array}
marks due to the questions answered wrongly.

Therefore the number of wrong answers is
\begin{array}{rcl}
180\div5=36.
\end{array}
The number of correct answers is
\begin{array}{rcl}
57-36=21.
\end{array}
__Method 2: Simple Algebra__

Let the number of correct answers be $C$, and the number of wrong answer be $W$.

Since the total number of questions is 57, we have,
\begin{array}{rcl}
C+W=57.\tag{1}
\end{array}
Since for every correct answer gives 4 marks, and every wrong aswer deducts 1 mark(s), the total score is,
\begin{array}{rcl}
4C-1W=48.\tag{2}
\end{array}
We can eliminate $W$ by summing up the left side of (1) and (2), and also summing up the right side of (1) and (2),
\begin{array}{rcl}
5C=105.\tag{4}
\end{array}
Therefore the number of correct answer is
\begin{array}{rcl}
C&=&105\div5\\
&=&21.\tag{5}
\end{array}
From (4) and (1) we have the number of wrong answer
\begin{array}{rcl}
W&=&57-21\\
&=&36.\tag{6}
\end{array}

You are Right

__Method 1: Method of Assumption__

Assume Sophia answered all the 57 questions correctly, and each correct answer has 4 marks, then Sophia should score 228 marks,
\begin{array}{rcl}
57\times4=228.
\end{array}
For every question Sophia answered wrongly, Sophia will lose,
\begin{array}{rcl}
4+1=5.
\end{array}
marks.

Since Sophia only scored 48 marks, therefore Sophia totally lost
\begin{array}{rcl}
228-48=180.
\end{array}
marks due to the questions answered wrongly.

Therefore the number of wrong answers is
\begin{array}{rcl}
180\div5=36.
\end{array}
The number of correct answers is
\begin{array}{rcl}
57-36=21.
\end{array}
__Method 2: Simple Algebra__

Let the number of correct answers be $C$, and the number of wrong answer be $W$.

Since the total number of questions is 57, we have,
\begin{array}{rcl}
C+W=57.\tag{1}
\end{array}
Since for every correct answer gives 4 marks, and every wrong aswer deducts 1 mark(s), the total score is,
\begin{array}{rcl}
4C-1W=48.\tag{2}
\end{array}
We can eliminate $W$ by summing up the left side of (1) and (2), and also summing up the right side of (1) and (2),
\begin{array}{rcl}
5C=105.\tag{4}
\end{array}
Therefore the number of correct answer is
\begin{array}{rcl}
C&=&105\div5\\
&=&21.\tag{5}
\end{array}
From (4) and (1) we have the number of wrong answer
\begin{array}{rcl}
W&=&57-21\\
&=&36.\tag{6}
\end{array}

William attended a Australian Maths Trust (AMT). William answered all 48 questions. For each correct answer, William will get 4 marks. However, for each wrong answer, William will be deducted by 2 mark(s). If William scored 72 marks in total, how many questions did William answer wrongly?

30

26

27

20

Sorry. Please check the correct answer below.

__Method 1: Method of Assumption__

Assume William answered all the 48 questions correctly, and each correct answer has 4 marks, then William should score 192 marks,
\begin{array}{rcl}
48\times4=192.
\end{array}
For every question William answered wrongly, William will lose,
\begin{array}{rcl}
4+2=6.
\end{array}
marks.

Since William only scored 72 marks, therefore William totally lost
\begin{array}{rcl}
192-72=120.
\end{array}
marks due to the questions answered wrongly.

Therefore the number of wrong answers is
\begin{array}{rcl}
120\div6=20.
\end{array}
The number of correct answers is
\begin{array}{rcl}
48-20=28.
\end{array}
__Method 2: Simple Algebra__

Let the number of correct answers be $C$, and the number of wrong answer be $W$.

Since the total number of questions is 48, we have,
\begin{array}{rcl}
C+W=48.\tag{1}
\end{array}
Since for every correct answer gives 4 marks, and every wrong aswer deducts 2 mark(s), the total score is,
\begin{array}{rcl}
4C-2W=72.\tag{2}
\end{array}
Multiplying both sides of (1) by 4 we have,
\begin{array}{rcl}
2C+2W=96.\tag{3}
\end{array}
We can eliminate $W$ by summing up the left side of (2) and (3), and also summing up the right side of (2) and (3),
\begin{array}{rcl}
6C=168.\tag{4}
\end{array}
Therefore the number of correct answer is
\begin{array}{rcl}
C&=&168\div6\\
&=&28.\tag{5}
\end{array}
From (5) and (1) we have the number of wrong answer
\begin{array}{rcl}
W&=&48-28\\
&=&20.\tag{6}
\end{array}

You are Right

__Method 1: Method of Assumption__

Assume William answered all the 48 questions correctly, and each correct answer has 4 marks, then William should score 192 marks,
\begin{array}{rcl}
48\times4=192.
\end{array}
For every question William answered wrongly, William will lose,
\begin{array}{rcl}
4+2=6.
\end{array}
marks.

Since William only scored 72 marks, therefore William totally lost
\begin{array}{rcl}
192-72=120.
\end{array}
marks due to the questions answered wrongly.

Therefore the number of wrong answers is
\begin{array}{rcl}
120\div6=20.
\end{array}
The number of correct answers is
\begin{array}{rcl}
48-20=28.
\end{array}
__Method 2: Simple Algebra__

Let the number of correct answers be $C$, and the number of wrong answer be $W$.

Since the total number of questions is 48, we have,
\begin{array}{rcl}
C+W=48.\tag{1}
\end{array}
Since for every correct answer gives 4 marks, and every wrong aswer deducts 2 mark(s), the total score is,
\begin{array}{rcl}
4C-2W=72.\tag{2}
\end{array}
Multiplying both sides of (1) by 4 we have,
\begin{array}{rcl}
2C+2W=96.\tag{3}
\end{array}
We can eliminate $W$ by summing up the left side of (2) and (3), and also summing up the right side of (2) and (3),
\begin{array}{rcl}
6C=168.\tag{4}
\end{array}
Therefore the number of correct answer is
\begin{array}{rcl}
C&=&168\div6\\
&=&28.\tag{5}
\end{array}
From (5) and (1) we have the number of wrong answer
\begin{array}{rcl}
W&=&48-28\\
&=&20.\tag{6}
\end{array}

James attended a American Maths Olympiad (AMO). James answered all 40 questions. For each correct answer, James will get 3 marks. However, for each wrong answer, James will be deducted by 1 mark(s). If James scored 60 marks in total, how many questions did James answer wrongly?

15

27

25

11

Sorry. Please check the correct answer below.

__Method 1: Method of Assumption__

Assume James answered all the 40 questions correctly, and each correct answer has 3 marks, then James should score 120 marks,
\begin{array}{rcl}
40\times3=120.
\end{array}
For every question James answered wrongly, James will lose,
\begin{array}{rcl}
3+1=4.
\end{array}
marks.

Since James only scored 60 marks, therefore James totally lost
\begin{array}{rcl}
120-60=60.
\end{array}
marks due to the questions answered wrongly.

Therefore the number of wrong answers is
\begin{array}{rcl}
60\div4=15.
\end{array}
The number of correct answers is
\begin{array}{rcl}
40-15=25.
\end{array}
__Method 2: Simple Algebra__

Let the number of correct answers be $C$, and the number of wrong answer be $W$.

Since the total number of questions is 40, we have,
\begin{array}{rcl}
C+W=40.\tag{1}
\end{array}
Since for every correct answer gives 3 marks, and every wrong aswer deducts 1 mark(s), the total score is,
\begin{array}{rcl}
3C-1W=60.\tag{2}
\end{array}
We can eliminate $W$ by summing up the left side of (1) and (2), and also summing up the right side of (1) and (2),
\begin{array}{rcl}
4C=100.\tag{4}
\end{array}
Therefore the number of correct answer is
\begin{array}{rcl}
C&=&100\div4\\
&=&25.\tag{5}
\end{array}
From (4) and (1) we have the number of wrong answer
\begin{array}{rcl}
W&=&40-25\\
&=&15.\tag{6}
\end{array}

You are Right

__Method 1: Method of Assumption__

Assume James answered all the 40 questions correctly, and each correct answer has 3 marks, then James should score 120 marks,
\begin{array}{rcl}
40\times3=120.
\end{array}
For every question James answered wrongly, James will lose,
\begin{array}{rcl}
3+1=4.
\end{array}
marks.

Since James only scored 60 marks, therefore James totally lost
\begin{array}{rcl}
120-60=60.
\end{array}
marks due to the questions answered wrongly.

Therefore the number of wrong answers is
\begin{array}{rcl}
60\div4=15.
\end{array}
The number of correct answers is
\begin{array}{rcl}
40-15=25.
\end{array}
__Method 2: Simple Algebra__

Let the number of correct answers be $C$, and the number of wrong answer be $W$.

Since the total number of questions is 40, we have,
\begin{array}{rcl}
C+W=40.\tag{1}
\end{array}
Since for every correct answer gives 3 marks, and every wrong aswer deducts 1 mark(s), the total score is,
\begin{array}{rcl}
3C-1W=60.\tag{2}
\end{array}
We can eliminate $W$ by summing up the left side of (1) and (2), and also summing up the right side of (1) and (2),
\begin{array}{rcl}
4C=100.\tag{4}
\end{array}
Therefore the number of correct answer is
\begin{array}{rcl}
C&=&100\div4\\
&=&25.\tag{5}
\end{array}
From (4) and (1) we have the number of wrong answer
\begin{array}{rcl}
W&=&40-25\\
&=&15.\tag{6}
\end{array}

Jacob attended a American Maths Olympiad (AMO). Jacob answered all 35 questions. For each correct answer, Jacob will get 2 marks. However, for each wrong answer, Jacob will be deducted by 1 mark(s). If Jacob scored 40 marks in total, how many questions did Jacob answer correctly?

31

20

27

25

Sorry. Please check the correct answer below.

__Method 1: Method of Assumption__

Assume Jacob answered all the 35 questions correctly, and each correct answer has 2 marks, then Jacob should score 70 marks,
\begin{array}{rcl}
35\times2=70.
\end{array}
For every question Jacob answered wrongly, Jacob will lose,
\begin{array}{rcl}
2+1=3.
\end{array}
marks.

Since Jacob only scored 40 marks, therefore Jacob totally lost
\begin{array}{rcl}
70-40=30.
\end{array}
marks due to the questions answered wrongly.

Therefore the number of wrong answers is
\begin{array}{rcl}
30\div3=10.
\end{array}
The number of correct answers is
\begin{array}{rcl}
35-10=25.
\end{array}
__Method 2: Simple Algebra__

Let the number of correct answers be $C$, and the number of wrong answer be $W$.

Since the total number of questions is 35, we have,
\begin{array}{rcl}
C+W=35.\tag{1}
\end{array}
Since for every correct answer gives 2 marks, and every wrong aswer deducts 1 mark(s), the total score is,
\begin{array}{rcl}
2C-1W=40.\tag{2}
\end{array}
We can eliminate $W$ by summing up the left side of (1) and (2), and also summing up the right side of (1) and (2),
\begin{array}{rcl}
3C=75.\tag{4}
\end{array}
Therefore the number of correct answer is
\begin{array}{rcl}
C&=&75\div3\\
&=&25.\tag{5}
\end{array}
From (4) and (1) we have the number of wrong answer
\begin{array}{rcl}
W&=&35-25\\
&=&10.\tag{6}
\end{array}

You are Right

__Method 1: Method of Assumption__

Assume Jacob answered all the 35 questions correctly, and each correct answer has 2 marks, then Jacob should score 70 marks,
\begin{array}{rcl}
35\times2=70.
\end{array}
For every question Jacob answered wrongly, Jacob will lose,
\begin{array}{rcl}
2+1=3.
\end{array}
marks.

Since Jacob only scored 40 marks, therefore Jacob totally lost
\begin{array}{rcl}
70-40=30.
\end{array}
marks due to the questions answered wrongly.

Therefore the number of wrong answers is
\begin{array}{rcl}
30\div3=10.
\end{array}
The number of correct answers is
\begin{array}{rcl}
35-10=25.
\end{array}
__Method 2: Simple Algebra__

Let the number of correct answers be $C$, and the number of wrong answer be $W$.

Since the total number of questions is 35, we have,
\begin{array}{rcl}
C+W=35.\tag{1}
\end{array}
Since for every correct answer gives 2 marks, and every wrong aswer deducts 1 mark(s), the total score is,
\begin{array}{rcl}
2C-1W=40.\tag{2}
\end{array}
We can eliminate $W$ by summing up the left side of (1) and (2), and also summing up the right side of (1) and (2),
\begin{array}{rcl}
3C=75.\tag{4}
\end{array}
Therefore the number of correct answer is
\begin{array}{rcl}
C&=&75\div3\\
&=&25.\tag{5}
\end{array}
From (4) and (1) we have the number of wrong answer
\begin{array}{rcl}
W&=&35-25\\
&=&10.\tag{6}
\end{array}

Larry Page attended a Australian Maths Trust (AMT). Larry Page answered all 36 questions. For each correct answer, Larry Page will get 2 marks. However, for each wrong answer, Larry Page will be deducted by 1 mark(s). If Larry Page scored 36 marks in total, how many questions did Larry Page answer correctly?

24

19

30

21

Sorry. Please check the correct answer below.

__Method 1: Method of Assumption__

Assume Larry Page answered all the 36 questions correctly, and each correct answer has 2 marks, then Larry Page should score 72 marks,
\begin{array}{rcl}
36\times2=72.
\end{array}
For every question Larry Page answered wrongly, Larry Page will lose,
\begin{array}{rcl}
2+1=3.
\end{array}
marks.

Since Larry Page only scored 36 marks, therefore Larry Page totally lost
\begin{array}{rcl}
72-36=36.
\end{array}
marks due to the questions answered wrongly.

Therefore the number of wrong answers is
\begin{array}{rcl}
36\div3=12.
\end{array}
The number of correct answers is
\begin{array}{rcl}
36-12=24.
\end{array}
__Method 2: Simple Algebra__

Let the number of correct answers be $C$, and the number of wrong answer be $W$.

Since the total number of questions is 36, we have,
\begin{array}{rcl}
C+W=36.\tag{1}
\end{array}
Since for every correct answer gives 2 marks, and every wrong aswer deducts 1 mark(s), the total score is,
\begin{array}{rcl}
2C-1W=36.\tag{2}
\end{array}
We can eliminate $W$ by summing up the left side of (1) and (2), and also summing up the right side of (1) and (2),
\begin{array}{rcl}
3C=72.\tag{4}
\end{array}
Therefore the number of correct answer is
\begin{array}{rcl}
C&=&72\div3\\
&=&24.\tag{5}
\end{array}
From (4) and (1) we have the number of wrong answer
\begin{array}{rcl}
W&=&36-24\\
&=&12.\tag{6}
\end{array}

You are Right

__Method 1: Method of Assumption__

Assume Larry Page answered all the 36 questions correctly, and each correct answer has 2 marks, then Larry Page should score 72 marks,
\begin{array}{rcl}
36\times2=72.
\end{array}
For every question Larry Page answered wrongly, Larry Page will lose,
\begin{array}{rcl}
2+1=3.
\end{array}
marks.

Since Larry Page only scored 36 marks, therefore Larry Page totally lost
\begin{array}{rcl}
72-36=36.
\end{array}
marks due to the questions answered wrongly.

Therefore the number of wrong answers is
\begin{array}{rcl}
36\div3=12.
\end{array}
The number of correct answers is
\begin{array}{rcl}
36-12=24.
\end{array}
__Method 2: Simple Algebra__

Let the number of correct answers be $C$, and the number of wrong answer be $W$.

Since the total number of questions is 36, we have,
\begin{array}{rcl}
C+W=36.\tag{1}
\end{array}
Since for every correct answer gives 2 marks, and every wrong aswer deducts 1 mark(s), the total score is,
\begin{array}{rcl}
2C-1W=36.\tag{2}
\end{array}
We can eliminate $W$ by summing up the left side of (1) and (2), and also summing up the right side of (1) and (2),
\begin{array}{rcl}
3C=72.\tag{4}
\end{array}
Therefore the number of correct answer is
\begin{array}{rcl}
C&=&72\div3\\
&=&24.\tag{5}
\end{array}
From (4) and (1) we have the number of wrong answer
\begin{array}{rcl}
W&=&36-24\\
&=&12.\tag{6}
\end{array}

William attended a Maths Competition. William answered all 10 questions. For each correct answer, William will get 2 marks. However, for each wrong answer, William will be deducted by 1 mark(s). If William scored 20 marks in total, how many questions did William answer correctly?

13

10

7

9

Sorry. Please check the correct answer below.

__Method 1: Method of Assumption__

Assume William answered all the 10 questions correctly, and each correct answer has 2 marks, then William should score 20 marks,
\begin{array}{rcl}
10\times2=20.
\end{array}
For every question William answered wrongly, William will lose,
\begin{array}{rcl}
2+1=3.
\end{array}
marks.

Since William only scored 20 marks, therefore William totally lost
\begin{array}{rcl}
20-20=0.
\end{array}
marks due to the questions answered wrongly.

Therefore the number of wrong answers is
\begin{array}{rcl}
0\div3=0.
\end{array}
The number of correct answers is
\begin{array}{rcl}
10-0=10.
\end{array}
__Method 2: Simple Algebra__

Let the number of correct answers be $C$, and the number of wrong answer be $W$.

Since the total number of questions is 10, we have,
\begin{array}{rcl}
C+W=10.\tag{1}
\end{array}
Since for every correct answer gives 2 marks, and every wrong aswer deducts 1 mark(s), the total score is,
\begin{array}{rcl}
2C-1W=20.\tag{2}
\end{array}
We can eliminate $W$ by summing up the left side of (1) and (2), and also summing up the right side of (1) and (2),
\begin{array}{rcl}
3C=30.\tag{4}
\end{array}
Therefore the number of correct answer is
\begin{array}{rcl}
C&=&30\div3\\
&=&10.\tag{5}
\end{array}
From (4) and (1) we have the number of wrong answer
\begin{array}{rcl}
W&=&10-10\\
&=&0.\tag{6}
\end{array}

You are Right

__Method 1: Method of Assumption__

Assume William answered all the 10 questions correctly, and each correct answer has 2 marks, then William should score 20 marks,
\begin{array}{rcl}
10\times2=20.
\end{array}
For every question William answered wrongly, William will lose,
\begin{array}{rcl}
2+1=3.
\end{array}
marks.

Since William only scored 20 marks, therefore William totally lost
\begin{array}{rcl}
20-20=0.
\end{array}
marks due to the questions answered wrongly.

Therefore the number of wrong answers is
\begin{array}{rcl}
0\div3=0.
\end{array}
The number of correct answers is
\begin{array}{rcl}
10-0=10.
\end{array}
__Method 2: Simple Algebra__

Let the number of correct answers be $C$, and the number of wrong answer be $W$.

Since the total number of questions is 10, we have,
\begin{array}{rcl}
C+W=10.\tag{1}
\end{array}
Since for every correct answer gives 2 marks, and every wrong aswer deducts 1 mark(s), the total score is,
\begin{array}{rcl}
2C-1W=20.\tag{2}
\end{array}
We can eliminate $W$ by summing up the left side of (1) and (2), and also summing up the right side of (1) and (2),
\begin{array}{rcl}
3C=30.\tag{4}
\end{array}
Therefore the number of correct answer is
\begin{array}{rcl}
C&=&30\div3\\
&=&10.\tag{5}
\end{array}
From (4) and (1) we have the number of wrong answer
\begin{array}{rcl}
W&=&10-10\\
&=&0.\tag{6}
\end{array}

Isabella attended a American Maths Olympiad (AMO). Isabella answered all 26 questions. For each correct answer, Isabella will get 10 marks. However, for each wrong answer, Isabella will be deducted by 2 mark(s). If Isabella scored 140 marks in total, how many questions did Isabella answer correctly?

20

13

16

11

Sorry. Please check the correct answer below.

__Method 1: Method of Assumption__

Assume Isabella answered all the 26 questions correctly, and each correct answer has 10 marks, then Isabella should score 260 marks,
\begin{array}{rcl}
26\times10=260.
\end{array}
For every question Isabella answered wrongly, Isabella will lose,
\begin{array}{rcl}
10+2=12.
\end{array}
marks.

Since Isabella only scored 140 marks, therefore Isabella totally lost
\begin{array}{rcl}
260-140=120.
\end{array}
marks due to the questions answered wrongly.

Therefore the number of wrong answers is
\begin{array}{rcl}
120\div12=10.
\end{array}
The number of correct answers is
\begin{array}{rcl}
26-10=16.
\end{array}
__Method 2: Simple Algebra__

Let the number of correct answers be $C$, and the number of wrong answer be $W$.

Since the total number of questions is 26, we have,
\begin{array}{rcl}
C+W=26.\tag{1}
\end{array}
Since for every correct answer gives 10 marks, and every wrong aswer deducts 2 mark(s), the total score is,
\begin{array}{rcl}
10C-2W=140.\tag{2}
\end{array}
Multiplying both sides of (1) by 10 we have,
\begin{array}{rcl}
2C+2W=52.\tag{3}
\end{array}
We can eliminate $W$ by summing up the left side of (2) and (3), and also summing up the right side of (2) and (3),
\begin{array}{rcl}
12C=192.\tag{4}
\end{array}
Therefore the number of correct answer is
\begin{array}{rcl}
C&=&192\div12\\
&=&16.\tag{5}
\end{array}
From (5) and (1) we have the number of wrong answer
\begin{array}{rcl}
W&=&26-16\\
&=&10.\tag{6}
\end{array}

You are Right

__Method 1: Method of Assumption__

Assume Isabella answered all the 26 questions correctly, and each correct answer has 10 marks, then Isabella should score 260 marks,
\begin{array}{rcl}
26\times10=260.
\end{array}
For every question Isabella answered wrongly, Isabella will lose,
\begin{array}{rcl}
10+2=12.
\end{array}
marks.

Since Isabella only scored 140 marks, therefore Isabella totally lost
\begin{array}{rcl}
260-140=120.
\end{array}
marks due to the questions answered wrongly.

Therefore the number of wrong answers is
\begin{array}{rcl}
120\div12=10.
\end{array}
The number of correct answers is
\begin{array}{rcl}
26-10=16.
\end{array}
__Method 2: Simple Algebra__

Let the number of correct answers be $C$, and the number of wrong answer be $W$.

Since the total number of questions is 26, we have,
\begin{array}{rcl}
C+W=26.\tag{1}
\end{array}
Since for every correct answer gives 10 marks, and every wrong aswer deducts 2 mark(s), the total score is,
\begin{array}{rcl}
10C-2W=140.\tag{2}
\end{array}
Multiplying both sides of (1) by 10 we have,
\begin{array}{rcl}
2C+2W=52.\tag{3}
\end{array}
We can eliminate $W$ by summing up the left side of (2) and (3), and also summing up the right side of (2) and (3),
\begin{array}{rcl}
12C=192.\tag{4}
\end{array}
Therefore the number of correct answer is
\begin{array}{rcl}
C&=&192\div12\\
&=&16.\tag{5}
\end{array}
From (5) and (1) we have the number of wrong answer
\begin{array}{rcl}
W&=&26-16\\
&=&10.\tag{6}
\end{array}

Noah attended a Maths Competition. Noah answered all 72 questions. For each correct answer, Noah will get 4 marks. However, for each wrong answer, Noah will be deducted by 2 mark(s). If Noah scored 48 marks in total, how many questions did Noah answer wrongly?

39

41

40

36

Sorry. Please check the correct answer below.

__Method 1: Method of Assumption__

Assume Noah answered all the 72 questions correctly, and each correct answer has 4 marks, then Noah should score 288 marks,
\begin{array}{rcl}
72\times4=288.
\end{array}
For every question Noah answered wrongly, Noah will lose,
\begin{array}{rcl}
4+2=6.
\end{array}
marks.

Since Noah only scored 48 marks, therefore Noah totally lost
\begin{array}{rcl}
288-48=240.
\end{array}
marks due to the questions answered wrongly.

Therefore the number of wrong answers is
\begin{array}{rcl}
240\div6=40.
\end{array}
The number of correct answers is
\begin{array}{rcl}
72-40=32.
\end{array}
__Method 2: Simple Algebra__

Let the number of correct answers be $C$, and the number of wrong answer be $W$.

Since the total number of questions is 72, we have,
\begin{array}{rcl}
C+W=72.\tag{1}
\end{array}
Since for every correct answer gives 4 marks, and every wrong aswer deducts 2 mark(s), the total score is,
\begin{array}{rcl}
4C-2W=48.\tag{2}
\end{array}
Multiplying both sides of (1) by 4 we have,
\begin{array}{rcl}
2C+2W=144.\tag{3}
\end{array}
We can eliminate $W$ by summing up the left side of (2) and (3), and also summing up the right side of (2) and (3),
\begin{array}{rcl}
6C=192.\tag{4}
\end{array}
Therefore the number of correct answer is
\begin{array}{rcl}
C&=&192\div6\\
&=&32.\tag{5}
\end{array}
From (5) and (1) we have the number of wrong answer
\begin{array}{rcl}
W&=&72-32\\
&=&40.\tag{6}
\end{array}

You are Right

__Method 1: Method of Assumption__

Assume Noah answered all the 72 questions correctly, and each correct answer has 4 marks, then Noah should score 288 marks,
\begin{array}{rcl}
72\times4=288.
\end{array}
For every question Noah answered wrongly, Noah will lose,
\begin{array}{rcl}
4+2=6.
\end{array}
marks.

Since Noah only scored 48 marks, therefore Noah totally lost
\begin{array}{rcl}
288-48=240.
\end{array}
marks due to the questions answered wrongly.

Therefore the number of wrong answers is
\begin{array}{rcl}
240\div6=40.
\end{array}
The number of correct answers is
\begin{array}{rcl}
72-40=32.
\end{array}
__Method 2: Simple Algebra__

Let the number of correct answers be $C$, and the number of wrong answer be $W$.

Since the total number of questions is 72, we have,
\begin{array}{rcl}
C+W=72.\tag{1}
\end{array}
Since for every correct answer gives 4 marks, and every wrong aswer deducts 2 mark(s), the total score is,
\begin{array}{rcl}
4C-2W=48.\tag{2}
\end{array}
Multiplying both sides of (1) by 4 we have,
\begin{array}{rcl}
2C+2W=144.\tag{3}
\end{array}
We can eliminate $W$ by summing up the left side of (2) and (3), and also summing up the right side of (2) and (3),
\begin{array}{rcl}
6C=192.\tag{4}
\end{array}
Therefore the number of correct answer is
\begin{array}{rcl}
C&=&192\div6\\
&=&32.\tag{5}
\end{array}
From (5) and (1) we have the number of wrong answer
\begin{array}{rcl}
W&=&72-32\\
&=&40.\tag{6}
\end{array}

Bill Gates attended a Chinese Multiple Choices Test. Bill Gates answered all 38 questions. For each correct answer, Bill Gates will get 2 marks. However, for each wrong answer, Bill Gates will be deducted by 1 mark(s). If Bill Gates scored 40 marks in total, how many questions did Bill Gates answer correctly?

31

25

26

24

Sorry. Please check the correct answer below.

__Method 1: Method of Assumption__

Assume Bill Gates answered all the 38 questions correctly, and each correct answer has 2 marks, then Bill Gates should score 76 marks,
\begin{array}{rcl}
38\times2=76.
\end{array}
For every question Bill Gates answered wrongly, Bill Gates will lose,
\begin{array}{rcl}
2+1=3.
\end{array}
marks.

Since Bill Gates only scored 40 marks, therefore Bill Gates totally lost
\begin{array}{rcl}
76-40=36.
\end{array}
marks due to the questions answered wrongly.

Therefore the number of wrong answers is
\begin{array}{rcl}
36\div3=12.
\end{array}
The number of correct answers is
\begin{array}{rcl}
38-12=26.
\end{array}
__Method 2: Simple Algebra__

Let the number of correct answers be $C$, and the number of wrong answer be $W$.

Since the total number of questions is 38, we have,
\begin{array}{rcl}
C+W=38.\tag{1}
\end{array}
Since for every correct answer gives 2 marks, and every wrong aswer deducts 1 mark(s), the total score is,
\begin{array}{rcl}
2C-1W=40.\tag{2}
\end{array}
We can eliminate $W$ by summing up the left side of (1) and (2), and also summing up the right side of (1) and (2),
\begin{array}{rcl}
3C=78.\tag{4}
\end{array}
Therefore the number of correct answer is
\begin{array}{rcl}
C&=&78\div3\\
&=&26.\tag{5}
\end{array}
From (4) and (1) we have the number of wrong answer
\begin{array}{rcl}
W&=&38-26\\
&=&12.\tag{6}
\end{array}

You are Right

__Method 1: Method of Assumption__

Assume Bill Gates answered all the 38 questions correctly, and each correct answer has 2 marks, then Bill Gates should score 76 marks,
\begin{array}{rcl}
38\times2=76.
\end{array}
For every question Bill Gates answered wrongly, Bill Gates will lose,
\begin{array}{rcl}
2+1=3.
\end{array}
marks.

Since Bill Gates only scored 40 marks, therefore Bill Gates totally lost
\begin{array}{rcl}
76-40=36.
\end{array}
marks due to the questions answered wrongly.

Therefore the number of wrong answers is
\begin{array}{rcl}
36\div3=12.
\end{array}
The number of correct answers is
\begin{array}{rcl}
38-12=26.
\end{array}
__Method 2: Simple Algebra__

Let the number of correct answers be $C$, and the number of wrong answer be $W$.

Since the total number of questions is 38, we have,
\begin{array}{rcl}
C+W=38.\tag{1}
\end{array}
Since for every correct answer gives 2 marks, and every wrong aswer deducts 1 mark(s), the total score is,
\begin{array}{rcl}
2C-1W=40.\tag{2}
\end{array}
We can eliminate $W$ by summing up the left side of (1) and (2), and also summing up the right side of (1) and (2),
\begin{array}{rcl}
3C=78.\tag{4}
\end{array}
Therefore the number of correct answer is
\begin{array}{rcl}
C&=&78\div3\\
&=&26.\tag{5}
\end{array}
From (4) and (1) we have the number of wrong answer
\begin{array}{rcl}
W&=&38-26\\
&=&12.\tag{6}
\end{array}

Sophia attended a English Spelling Bee Competition. Sophia answered all 28 questions. For each correct answer, Sophia will get 2 marks. However, for each wrong answer, Sophia will be deducted by 1 mark(s). If Sophia scored 26 marks in total, how many questions did Sophia answer correctly?

18

26

20

13

Sorry. Please check the correct answer below.

__Method 1: Method of Assumption__

Assume Sophia answered all the 28 questions correctly, and each correct answer has 2 marks, then Sophia should score 56 marks,
\begin{array}{rcl}
28\times2=56.
\end{array}
For every question Sophia answered wrongly, Sophia will lose,
\begin{array}{rcl}
2+1=3.
\end{array}
marks.

Since Sophia only scored 26 marks, therefore Sophia totally lost
\begin{array}{rcl}
56-26=30.
\end{array}
marks due to the questions answered wrongly.

Therefore the number of wrong answers is
\begin{array}{rcl}
30\div3=10.
\end{array}
The number of correct answers is
\begin{array}{rcl}
28-10=18.
\end{array}
__Method 2: Simple Algebra__

Let the number of correct answers be $C$, and the number of wrong answer be $W$.

Since the total number of questions is 28, we have,
\begin{array}{rcl}
C+W=28.\tag{1}
\end{array}
Since for every correct answer gives 2 marks, and every wrong aswer deducts 1 mark(s), the total score is,
\begin{array}{rcl}
2C-1W=26.\tag{2}
\end{array}
We can eliminate $W$ by summing up the left side of (1) and (2), and also summing up the right side of (1) and (2),
\begin{array}{rcl}
3C=54.\tag{4}
\end{array}
Therefore the number of correct answer is
\begin{array}{rcl}
C&=&54\div3\\
&=&18.\tag{5}
\end{array}
From (4) and (1) we have the number of wrong answer
\begin{array}{rcl}
W&=&28-18\\
&=&10.\tag{6}
\end{array}

You are Right

__Method 1: Method of Assumption__

Assume Sophia answered all the 28 questions correctly, and each correct answer has 2 marks, then Sophia should score 56 marks,
\begin{array}{rcl}
28\times2=56.
\end{array}
For every question Sophia answered wrongly, Sophia will lose,
\begin{array}{rcl}
2+1=3.
\end{array}
marks.

Since Sophia only scored 26 marks, therefore Sophia totally lost
\begin{array}{rcl}
56-26=30.
\end{array}
marks due to the questions answered wrongly.

Therefore the number of wrong answers is
\begin{array}{rcl}
30\div3=10.
\end{array}
The number of correct answers is
\begin{array}{rcl}
28-10=18.
\end{array}
__Method 2: Simple Algebra__

Let the number of correct answers be $C$, and the number of wrong answer be $W$.

Since the total number of questions is 28, we have,
\begin{array}{rcl}
C+W=28.\tag{1}
\end{array}
Since for every correct answer gives 2 marks, and every wrong aswer deducts 1 mark(s), the total score is,
\begin{array}{rcl}
2C-1W=26.\tag{2}
\end{array}
We can eliminate $W$ by summing up the left side of (1) and (2), and also summing up the right side of (1) and (2),
\begin{array}{rcl}
3C=54.\tag{4}
\end{array}
Therefore the number of correct answer is
\begin{array}{rcl}
C&=&54\div3\\
&=&18.\tag{5}
\end{array}
From (4) and (1) we have the number of wrong answer
\begin{array}{rcl}
W&=&28-18\\
&=&10.\tag{6}
\end{array}

Emma attended a Maths Competition. Emma answered all 38 questions. For each correct answer, Emma will get 8 marks. However, for each wrong answer, Emma will be deducted by 2 mark(s). If Emma scored 144 marks in total, how many questions did Emma answer wrongly?

22

16

24

12

Sorry. Please check the correct answer below.

__Method 1: Method of Assumption__

Assume Emma answered all the 38 questions correctly, and each correct answer has 8 marks, then Emma should score 304 marks,
\begin{array}{rcl}
38\times8=304.
\end{array}
For every question Emma answered wrongly, Emma will lose,
\begin{array}{rcl}
8+2=10.
\end{array}
marks.

Since Emma only scored 144 marks, therefore Emma totally lost
\begin{array}{rcl}
304-144=160.
\end{array}
marks due to the questions answered wrongly.

Therefore the number of wrong answers is
\begin{array}{rcl}
160\div10=16.
\end{array}
The number of correct answers is
\begin{array}{rcl}
38-16=22.
\end{array}
__Method 2: Simple Algebra__

Let the number of correct answers be $C$, and the number of wrong answer be $W$.

Since the total number of questions is 38, we have,
\begin{array}{rcl}
C+W=38.\tag{1}
\end{array}
Since for every correct answer gives 8 marks, and every wrong aswer deducts 2 mark(s), the total score is,
\begin{array}{rcl}
8C-2W=144.\tag{2}
\end{array}
Multiplying both sides of (1) by 8 we have,
\begin{array}{rcl}
2C+2W=76.\tag{3}
\end{array}
We can eliminate $W$ by summing up the left side of (2) and (3), and also summing up the right side of (2) and (3),
\begin{array}{rcl}
10C=220.\tag{4}
\end{array}
Therefore the number of correct answer is
\begin{array}{rcl}
C&=&220\div10\\
&=&22.\tag{5}
\end{array}
From (5) and (1) we have the number of wrong answer
\begin{array}{rcl}
W&=&38-22\\
&=&16.\tag{6}
\end{array}

You are Right

__Method 1: Method of Assumption__

Assume Emma answered all the 38 questions correctly, and each correct answer has 8 marks, then Emma should score 304 marks,
\begin{array}{rcl}
38\times8=304.
\end{array}
For every question Emma answered wrongly, Emma will lose,
\begin{array}{rcl}
8+2=10.
\end{array}
marks.

Since Emma only scored 144 marks, therefore Emma totally lost
\begin{array}{rcl}
304-144=160.
\end{array}
marks due to the questions answered wrongly.

Therefore the number of wrong answers is
\begin{array}{rcl}
160\div10=16.
\end{array}
The number of correct answers is
\begin{array}{rcl}
38-16=22.
\end{array}
__Method 2: Simple Algebra__

Let the number of correct answers be $C$, and the number of wrong answer be $W$.

Since the total number of questions is 38, we have,
\begin{array}{rcl}
C+W=38.\tag{1}
\end{array}
Since for every correct answer gives 8 marks, and every wrong aswer deducts 2 mark(s), the total score is,
\begin{array}{rcl}
8C-2W=144.\tag{2}
\end{array}
Multiplying both sides of (1) by 8 we have,
\begin{array}{rcl}
2C+2W=76.\tag{3}
\end{array}
We can eliminate $W$ by summing up the left side of (2) and (3), and also summing up the right side of (2) and (3),
\begin{array}{rcl}
10C=220.\tag{4}
\end{array}
Therefore the number of correct answer is
\begin{array}{rcl}
C&=&220\div10\\
&=&22.\tag{5}
\end{array}
From (5) and (1) we have the number of wrong answer
\begin{array}{rcl}
W&=&38-22\\
&=&16.\tag{6}
\end{array}

Olivia attended a Chinese Multiple Choices Test. Olivia answered all 46 questions. For each correct answer, Olivia will get 5 marks. However, for each wrong answer, Olivia will be deducted by 1 mark(s). If Olivia scored 50 marks in total, how many questions did Olivia answer correctly?

14

11

24

16

Sorry. Please check the correct answer below.

__Method 1: Method of Assumption__

Assume Olivia answered all the 46 questions correctly, and each correct answer has 5 marks, then Olivia should score 230 marks,
\begin{array}{rcl}
46\times5=230.
\end{array}
For every question Olivia answered wrongly, Olivia will lose,
\begin{array}{rcl}
5+1=6.
\end{array}
marks.

Since Olivia only scored 50 marks, therefore Olivia totally lost
\begin{array}{rcl}
230-50=180.
\end{array}
marks due to the questions answered wrongly.

Therefore the number of wrong answers is
\begin{array}{rcl}
180\div6=30.
\end{array}
The number of correct answers is
\begin{array}{rcl}
46-30=16.
\end{array}
__Method 2: Simple Algebra__

Let the number of correct answers be $C$, and the number of wrong answer be $W$.

Since the total number of questions is 46, we have,
\begin{array}{rcl}
C+W=46.\tag{1}
\end{array}
Since for every correct answer gives 5 marks, and every wrong aswer deducts 1 mark(s), the total score is,
\begin{array}{rcl}
5C-1W=50.\tag{2}
\end{array}
We can eliminate $W$ by summing up the left side of (1) and (2), and also summing up the right side of (1) and (2),
\begin{array}{rcl}
6C=96.\tag{4}
\end{array}
Therefore the number of correct answer is
\begin{array}{rcl}
C&=&96\div6\\
&=&16.\tag{5}
\end{array}
From (4) and (1) we have the number of wrong answer
\begin{array}{rcl}
W&=&46-16\\
&=&30.\tag{6}
\end{array}

You are Right

__Method 1: Method of Assumption__

Assume Olivia answered all the 46 questions correctly, and each correct answer has 5 marks, then Olivia should score 230 marks,
\begin{array}{rcl}
46\times5=230.
\end{array}
For every question Olivia answered wrongly, Olivia will lose,
\begin{array}{rcl}
5+1=6.
\end{array}
marks.

Since Olivia only scored 50 marks, therefore Olivia totally lost
\begin{array}{rcl}
230-50=180.
\end{array}
marks due to the questions answered wrongly.

Therefore the number of wrong answers is
\begin{array}{rcl}
180\div6=30.
\end{array}
The number of correct answers is
\begin{array}{rcl}
46-30=16.
\end{array}
__Method 2: Simple Algebra__

Let the number of correct answers be $C$, and the number of wrong answer be $W$.

Since the total number of questions is 46, we have,
\begin{array}{rcl}
C+W=46.\tag{1}
\end{array}
Since for every correct answer gives 5 marks, and every wrong aswer deducts 1 mark(s), the total score is,
\begin{array}{rcl}
5C-1W=50.\tag{2}
\end{array}
We can eliminate $W$ by summing up the left side of (1) and (2), and also summing up the right side of (1) and (2),
\begin{array}{rcl}
6C=96.\tag{4}
\end{array}
Therefore the number of correct answer is
\begin{array}{rcl}
C&=&96\div6\\
&=&16.\tag{5}
\end{array}
From (4) and (1) we have the number of wrong answer
\begin{array}{rcl}
W&=&46-16\\
&=&30.\tag{6}
\end{array}

William attended a Chinese Multiple Choices Test. William answered all 101 questions. For each correct answer, William will get 8 marks. However, for each wrong answer, William will be deducted by 2 mark(s). If William scored 88 marks in total, how many questions did William answer wrongly?

72

67

74

78

Sorry. Please check the correct answer below.

__Method 1: Method of Assumption__

Assume William answered all the 101 questions correctly, and each correct answer has 8 marks, then William should score 808 marks,
\begin{array}{rcl}
101\times8=808.
\end{array}
For every question William answered wrongly, William will lose,
\begin{array}{rcl}
8+2=10.
\end{array}
marks.

Since William only scored 88 marks, therefore William totally lost
\begin{array}{rcl}
808-88=720.
\end{array}
marks due to the questions answered wrongly.

Therefore the number of wrong answers is
\begin{array}{rcl}
720\div10=72.
\end{array}
The number of correct answers is
\begin{array}{rcl}
101-72=29.
\end{array}
__Method 2: Simple Algebra__

Let the number of correct answers be $C$, and the number of wrong answer be $W$.

Since the total number of questions is 101, we have,
\begin{array}{rcl}
C+W=101.\tag{1}
\end{array}
Since for every correct answer gives 8 marks, and every wrong aswer deducts 2 mark(s), the total score is,
\begin{array}{rcl}
8C-2W=88.\tag{2}
\end{array}
Multiplying both sides of (1) by 8 we have,
\begin{array}{rcl}
2C+2W=202.\tag{3}
\end{array}
We can eliminate $W$ by summing up the left side of (2) and (3), and also summing up the right side of (2) and (3),
\begin{array}{rcl}
10C=290.\tag{4}
\end{array}
Therefore the number of correct answer is
\begin{array}{rcl}
C&=&290\div10\\
&=&29.\tag{5}
\end{array}
From (5) and (1) we have the number of wrong answer
\begin{array}{rcl}
W&=&101-29\\
&=&72.\tag{6}
\end{array}

You are Right

__Method 1: Method of Assumption__

Assume William answered all the 101 questions correctly, and each correct answer has 8 marks, then William should score 808 marks,
\begin{array}{rcl}
101\times8=808.
\end{array}
For every question William answered wrongly, William will lose,
\begin{array}{rcl}
8+2=10.
\end{array}
marks.

Since William only scored 88 marks, therefore William totally lost
\begin{array}{rcl}
808-88=720.
\end{array}
marks due to the questions answered wrongly.

Therefore the number of wrong answers is
\begin{array}{rcl}
720\div10=72.
\end{array}
The number of correct answers is
\begin{array}{rcl}
101-72=29.
\end{array}
__Method 2: Simple Algebra__

Let the number of correct answers be $C$, and the number of wrong answer be $W$.

Since the total number of questions is 101, we have,
\begin{array}{rcl}
C+W=101.\tag{1}
\end{array}
Since for every correct answer gives 8 marks, and every wrong aswer deducts 2 mark(s), the total score is,
\begin{array}{rcl}
8C-2W=88.\tag{2}
\end{array}
Multiplying both sides of (1) by 8 we have,
\begin{array}{rcl}
2C+2W=202.\tag{3}
\end{array}
We can eliminate $W$ by summing up the left side of (2) and (3), and also summing up the right side of (2) and (3),
\begin{array}{rcl}
10C=290.\tag{4}
\end{array}
Therefore the number of correct answer is
\begin{array}{rcl}
C&=&290\div10\\
&=&29.\tag{5}
\end{array}
From (5) and (1) we have the number of wrong answer
\begin{array}{rcl}
W&=&101-29\\
&=&72.\tag{6}
\end{array}

Mason attended a Australian Maths Trust (AMT). Mason answered all 63 questions. For each correct answer, Mason will get 6 marks. However, for each wrong answer, Mason will be deducted by 2 mark(s). If Mason scored 90 marks in total, how many questions did Mason answer wrongly?

36

29

26

37

Sorry. Please check the correct answer below.

__Method 1: Method of Assumption__

Assume Mason answered all the 63 questions correctly, and each correct answer has 6 marks, then Mason should score 378 marks,
\begin{array}{rcl}
63\times6=378.
\end{array}
For every question Mason answered wrongly, Mason will lose,
\begin{array}{rcl}
6+2=8.
\end{array}
marks.

Since Mason only scored 90 marks, therefore Mason totally lost
\begin{array}{rcl}
378-90=288.
\end{array}
marks due to the questions answered wrongly.

Therefore the number of wrong answers is
\begin{array}{rcl}
288\div8=36.
\end{array}
The number of correct answers is
\begin{array}{rcl}
63-36=27.
\end{array}
__Method 2: Simple Algebra__

Let the number of correct answers be $C$, and the number of wrong answer be $W$.

Since the total number of questions is 63, we have,
\begin{array}{rcl}
C+W=63.\tag{1}
\end{array}
Since for every correct answer gives 6 marks, and every wrong aswer deducts 2 mark(s), the total score is,
\begin{array}{rcl}
6C-2W=90.\tag{2}
\end{array}
Multiplying both sides of (1) by 6 we have,
\begin{array}{rcl}
2C+2W=126.\tag{3}
\end{array}
We can eliminate $W$ by summing up the left side of (2) and (3), and also summing up the right side of (2) and (3),
\begin{array}{rcl}
8C=216.\tag{4}
\end{array}
Therefore the number of correct answer is
\begin{array}{rcl}
C&=&216\div8\\
&=&27.\tag{5}
\end{array}
From (5) and (1) we have the number of wrong answer
\begin{array}{rcl}
W&=&63-27\\
&=&36.\tag{6}
\end{array}

You are Right

__Method 1: Method of Assumption__

Assume Mason answered all the 63 questions correctly, and each correct answer has 6 marks, then Mason should score 378 marks,
\begin{array}{rcl}
63\times6=378.
\end{array}
For every question Mason answered wrongly, Mason will lose,
\begin{array}{rcl}
6+2=8.
\end{array}
marks.

Since Mason only scored 90 marks, therefore Mason totally lost
\begin{array}{rcl}
378-90=288.
\end{array}
marks due to the questions answered wrongly.

Therefore the number of wrong answers is
\begin{array}{rcl}
288\div8=36.
\end{array}
The number of correct answers is
\begin{array}{rcl}
63-36=27.
\end{array}
__Method 2: Simple Algebra__

Let the number of correct answers be $C$, and the number of wrong answer be $W$.

Since the total number of questions is 63, we have,
\begin{array}{rcl}
C+W=63.\tag{1}
\end{array}
Since for every correct answer gives 6 marks, and every wrong aswer deducts 2 mark(s), the total score is,
\begin{array}{rcl}
6C-2W=90.\tag{2}
\end{array}
Multiplying both sides of (1) by 6 we have,
\begin{array}{rcl}
2C+2W=126.\tag{3}
\end{array}
We can eliminate $W$ by summing up the left side of (2) and (3), and also summing up the right side of (2) and (3),
\begin{array}{rcl}
8C=216.\tag{4}
\end{array}
Therefore the number of correct answer is
\begin{array}{rcl}
C&=&216\div8\\
&=&27.\tag{5}
\end{array}
From (5) and (1) we have the number of wrong answer
\begin{array}{rcl}
W&=&63-27\\
&=&36.\tag{6}
\end{array}

James attended a Chinese Multiple Choices Test. James answered all 20 questions. For each correct answer, James will get 8 marks. However, for each wrong answer, James will be deducted by 2 mark(s). If James scored 160 marks in total, how many questions did James answer correctly?

28

17

20

18

Sorry. Please check the correct answer below.

__Method 1: Method of Assumption__

Assume James answered all the 20 questions correctly, and each correct answer has 8 marks, then James should score 160 marks,
\begin{array}{rcl}
20\times8=160.
\end{array}
For every question James answered wrongly, James will lose,
\begin{array}{rcl}
8+2=10.
\end{array}
marks.

Since James only scored 160 marks, therefore James totally lost
\begin{array}{rcl}
160-160=0.
\end{array}
marks due to the questions answered wrongly.

Therefore the number of wrong answers is
\begin{array}{rcl}
0\div10=0.
\end{array}
The number of correct answers is
\begin{array}{rcl}
20-0=20.
\end{array}
__Method 2: Simple Algebra__

Let the number of correct answers be $C$, and the number of wrong answer be $W$.

Since the total number of questions is 20, we have,
\begin{array}{rcl}
C+W=20.\tag{1}
\end{array}
Since for every correct answer gives 8 marks, and every wrong aswer deducts 2 mark(s), the total score is,
\begin{array}{rcl}
8C-2W=160.\tag{2}
\end{array}
Multiplying both sides of (1) by 8 we have,
\begin{array}{rcl}
2C+2W=40.\tag{3}
\end{array}
We can eliminate $W$ by summing up the left side of (2) and (3), and also summing up the right side of (2) and (3),
\begin{array}{rcl}
10C=200.\tag{4}
\end{array}
Therefore the number of correct answer is
\begin{array}{rcl}
C&=&200\div10\\
&=&20.\tag{5}
\end{array}
From (5) and (1) we have the number of wrong answer
\begin{array}{rcl}
W&=&20-20\\
&=&0.\tag{6}
\end{array}

You are Right

__Method 1: Method of Assumption__

Assume James answered all the 20 questions correctly, and each correct answer has 8 marks, then James should score 160 marks,
\begin{array}{rcl}
20\times8=160.
\end{array}
For every question James answered wrongly, James will lose,
\begin{array}{rcl}
8+2=10.
\end{array}
marks.

Since James only scored 160 marks, therefore James totally lost
\begin{array}{rcl}
160-160=0.
\end{array}
marks due to the questions answered wrongly.

Therefore the number of wrong answers is
\begin{array}{rcl}
0\div10=0.
\end{array}
The number of correct answers is
\begin{array}{rcl}
20-0=20.
\end{array}
__Method 2: Simple Algebra__

Let the number of correct answers be $C$, and the number of wrong answer be $W$.

Since the total number of questions is 20, we have,
\begin{array}{rcl}
C+W=20.\tag{1}
\end{array}
Since for every correct answer gives 8 marks, and every wrong aswer deducts 2 mark(s), the total score is,
\begin{array}{rcl}
8C-2W=160.\tag{2}
\end{array}
Multiplying both sides of (1) by 8 we have,
\begin{array}{rcl}
2C+2W=40.\tag{3}
\end{array}
We can eliminate $W$ by summing up the left side of (2) and (3), and also summing up the right side of (2) and (3),
\begin{array}{rcl}
10C=200.\tag{4}
\end{array}
Therefore the number of correct answer is
\begin{array}{rcl}
C&=&200\div10\\
&=&20.\tag{5}
\end{array}
From (5) and (1) we have the number of wrong answer
\begin{array}{rcl}
W&=&20-20\\
&=&0.\tag{6}
\end{array}

Isabella attended a Maths Competition. Isabella answered all 52 questions. For each correct answer, Isabella will get 10 marks. However, for each wrong answer, Isabella will be deducted by 2 mark(s). If Isabella scored 160 marks in total, how many questions did Isabella answer correctly?

28

22

26

25

Sorry. Please check the correct answer below.

__Method 1: Method of Assumption__

Assume Isabella answered all the 52 questions correctly, and each correct answer has 10 marks, then Isabella should score 520 marks,
\begin{array}{rcl}
52\times10=520.
\end{array}
For every question Isabella answered wrongly, Isabella will lose,
\begin{array}{rcl}
10+2=12.
\end{array}
marks.

Since Isabella only scored 160 marks, therefore Isabella totally lost
\begin{array}{rcl}
520-160=360.
\end{array}
marks due to the questions answered wrongly.

Therefore the number of wrong answers is
\begin{array}{rcl}
360\div12=30.
\end{array}
The number of correct answers is
\begin{array}{rcl}
52-30=22.
\end{array}
__Method 2: Simple Algebra__

Let the number of correct answers be $C$, and the number of wrong answer be $W$.

Since the total number of questions is 52, we have,
\begin{array}{rcl}
C+W=52.\tag{1}
\end{array}
Since for every correct answer gives 10 marks, and every wrong aswer deducts 2 mark(s), the total score is,
\begin{array}{rcl}
10C-2W=160.\tag{2}
\end{array}
Multiplying both sides of (1) by 10 we have,
\begin{array}{rcl}
2C+2W=104.\tag{3}
\end{array}
We can eliminate $W$ by summing up the left side of (2) and (3), and also summing up the right side of (2) and (3),
\begin{array}{rcl}
12C=264.\tag{4}
\end{array}
Therefore the number of correct answer is
\begin{array}{rcl}
C&=&264\div12\\
&=&22.\tag{5}
\end{array}
From (5) and (1) we have the number of wrong answer
\begin{array}{rcl}
W&=&52-22\\
&=&30.\tag{6}
\end{array}

You are Right

__Method 1: Method of Assumption__

Assume Isabella answered all the 52 questions correctly, and each correct answer has 10 marks, then Isabella should score 520 marks,
\begin{array}{rcl}
52\times10=520.
\end{array}
For every question Isabella answered wrongly, Isabella will lose,
\begin{array}{rcl}
10+2=12.
\end{array}
marks.

Since Isabella only scored 160 marks, therefore Isabella totally lost
\begin{array}{rcl}
520-160=360.
\end{array}
marks due to the questions answered wrongly.

Therefore the number of wrong answers is
\begin{array}{rcl}
360\div12=30.
\end{array}
The number of correct answers is
\begin{array}{rcl}
52-30=22.
\end{array}
__Method 2: Simple Algebra__

Let the number of correct answers be $C$, and the number of wrong answer be $W$.

Since the total number of questions is 52, we have,
\begin{array}{rcl}
C+W=52.\tag{1}
\end{array}
Since for every correct answer gives 10 marks, and every wrong aswer deducts 2 mark(s), the total score is,
\begin{array}{rcl}
10C-2W=160.\tag{2}
\end{array}
Multiplying both sides of (1) by 10 we have,
\begin{array}{rcl}
2C+2W=104.\tag{3}
\end{array}
We can eliminate $W$ by summing up the left side of (2) and (3), and also summing up the right side of (2) and (3),
\begin{array}{rcl}
12C=264.\tag{4}
\end{array}
Therefore the number of correct answer is
\begin{array}{rcl}
C&=&264\div12\\
&=&22.\tag{5}
\end{array}
From (5) and (1) we have the number of wrong answer
\begin{array}{rcl}
W&=&52-22\\
&=&30.\tag{6}
\end{array}

William attended a American Maths Olympiad (AMO). William answered all 25 questions. For each correct answer, William will get 2 marks. However, for each wrong answer, William will be deducted by 1 mark(s). If William scored 38 marks in total, how many questions did William answer correctly?

22

16

24

21

Sorry. Please check the correct answer below.

__Method 1: Method of Assumption__

Assume William answered all the 25 questions correctly, and each correct answer has 2 marks, then William should score 50 marks,
\begin{array}{rcl}
25\times2=50.
\end{array}
For every question William answered wrongly, William will lose,
\begin{array}{rcl}
2+1=3.
\end{array}
marks.

Since William only scored 38 marks, therefore William totally lost
\begin{array}{rcl}
50-38=12.
\end{array}
marks due to the questions answered wrongly.

Therefore the number of wrong answers is
\begin{array}{rcl}
12\div3=4.
\end{array}
The number of correct answers is
\begin{array}{rcl}
25-4=21.
\end{array}
__Method 2: Simple Algebra__

Let the number of correct answers be $C$, and the number of wrong answer be $W$.

Since the total number of questions is 25, we have,
\begin{array}{rcl}
C+W=25.\tag{1}
\end{array}
Since for every correct answer gives 2 marks, and every wrong aswer deducts 1 mark(s), the total score is,
\begin{array}{rcl}
2C-1W=38.\tag{2}
\end{array}
We can eliminate $W$ by summing up the left side of (1) and (2), and also summing up the right side of (1) and (2),
\begin{array}{rcl}
3C=63.\tag{4}
\end{array}
Therefore the number of correct answer is
\begin{array}{rcl}
C&=&63\div3\\
&=&21.\tag{5}
\end{array}
From (4) and (1) we have the number of wrong answer
\begin{array}{rcl}
W&=&25-21\\
&=&4.\tag{6}
\end{array}

You are Right

__Method 1: Method of Assumption__

Assume William answered all the 25 questions correctly, and each correct answer has 2 marks, then William should score 50 marks,
\begin{array}{rcl}
25\times2=50.
\end{array}
For every question William answered wrongly, William will lose,
\begin{array}{rcl}
2+1=3.
\end{array}
marks.

Since William only scored 38 marks, therefore William totally lost
\begin{array}{rcl}
50-38=12.
\end{array}
marks due to the questions answered wrongly.

Therefore the number of wrong answers is
\begin{array}{rcl}
12\div3=4.
\end{array}
The number of correct answers is
\begin{array}{rcl}
25-4=21.
\end{array}
__Method 2: Simple Algebra__

Let the number of correct answers be $C$, and the number of wrong answer be $W$.

Since the total number of questions is 25, we have,
\begin{array}{rcl}
C+W=25.\tag{1}
\end{array}
Since for every correct answer gives 2 marks, and every wrong aswer deducts 1 mark(s), the total score is,
\begin{array}{rcl}
2C-1W=38.\tag{2}
\end{array}
We can eliminate $W$ by summing up the left side of (1) and (2), and also summing up the right side of (1) and (2),
\begin{array}{rcl}
3C=63.\tag{4}
\end{array}
Therefore the number of correct answer is
\begin{array}{rcl}
C&=&63\div3\\
&=&21.\tag{5}
\end{array}
From (4) and (1) we have the number of wrong answer
\begin{array}{rcl}
W&=&25-21\\
&=&4.\tag{6}
\end{array}

James attended a Chinese Multiple Choices Test. James answered all 77 questions. For each correct answer, James will get 4 marks. However, for each wrong answer, James will be deducted by 2 mark(s). If James scored 68 marks in total, how many questions did James answer correctly?

36

42

37

33

Sorry. Please check the correct answer below.

__Method 1: Method of Assumption__

Assume James answered all the 77 questions correctly, and each correct answer has 4 marks, then James should score 308 marks,
\begin{array}{rcl}
77\times4=308.
\end{array}
For every question James answered wrongly, James will lose,
\begin{array}{rcl}
4+2=6.
\end{array}
marks.

Since James only scored 68 marks, therefore James totally lost
\begin{array}{rcl}
308-68=240.
\end{array}
marks due to the questions answered wrongly.

Therefore the number of wrong answers is
\begin{array}{rcl}
240\div6=40.
\end{array}
The number of correct answers is
\begin{array}{rcl}
77-40=37.
\end{array}
__Method 2: Simple Algebra__

Let the number of correct answers be $C$, and the number of wrong answer be $W$.

Since the total number of questions is 77, we have,
\begin{array}{rcl}
C+W=77.\tag{1}
\end{array}
Since for every correct answer gives 4 marks, and every wrong aswer deducts 2 mark(s), the total score is,
\begin{array}{rcl}
4C-2W=68.\tag{2}
\end{array}
Multiplying both sides of (1) by 4 we have,
\begin{array}{rcl}
2C+2W=154.\tag{3}
\end{array}
We can eliminate $W$ by summing up the left side of (2) and (3), and also summing up the right side of (2) and (3),
\begin{array}{rcl}
6C=222.\tag{4}
\end{array}
Therefore the number of correct answer is
\begin{array}{rcl}
C&=&222\div6\\
&=&37.\tag{5}
\end{array}
From (5) and (1) we have the number of wrong answer
\begin{array}{rcl}
W&=&77-37\\
&=&40.\tag{6}
\end{array}

You are Right

__Method 1: Method of Assumption__

Assume James answered all the 77 questions correctly, and each correct answer has 4 marks, then James should score 308 marks,
\begin{array}{rcl}
77\times4=308.
\end{array}
For every question James answered wrongly, James will lose,
\begin{array}{rcl}
4+2=6.
\end{array}
marks.

Since James only scored 68 marks, therefore James totally lost
\begin{array}{rcl}
308-68=240.
\end{array}
marks due to the questions answered wrongly.

Therefore the number of wrong answers is
\begin{array}{rcl}
240\div6=40.
\end{array}
The number of correct answers is
\begin{array}{rcl}
77-40=37.
\end{array}
__Method 2: Simple Algebra__

Let the number of correct answers be $C$, and the number of wrong answer be $W$.

Since the total number of questions is 77, we have,
\begin{array}{rcl}
C+W=77.\tag{1}
\end{array}
Since for every correct answer gives 4 marks, and every wrong aswer deducts 2 mark(s), the total score is,
\begin{array}{rcl}
4C-2W=68.\tag{2}
\end{array}
Multiplying both sides of (1) by 4 we have,
\begin{array}{rcl}
2C+2W=154.\tag{3}
\end{array}
We can eliminate $W$ by summing up the left side of (2) and (3), and also summing up the right side of (2) and (3),
\begin{array}{rcl}
6C=222.\tag{4}
\end{array}
Therefore the number of correct answer is
\begin{array}{rcl}
C&=&222\div6\\
&=&37.\tag{5}
\end{array}
From (5) and (1) we have the number of wrong answer
\begin{array}{rcl}
W&=&77-37\\
&=&40.\tag{6}
\end{array}

Larry Page attended a Australian Maths Trust (AMT). Larry Page answered all 81 questions. For each correct answer, Larry Page will get 8 marks. However, for each wrong answer, Larry Page will be deducted by 2 mark(s). If Larry Page scored 88 marks in total, how many questions did Larry Page answer wrongly?

56

23

57

55

Sorry. Please check the correct answer below.

__Method 1: Method of Assumption__

Assume Larry Page answered all the 81 questions correctly, and each correct answer has 8 marks, then Larry Page should score 648 marks,
\begin{array}{rcl}
81\times8=648.
\end{array}
For every question Larry Page answered wrongly, Larry Page will lose,
\begin{array}{rcl}
8+2=10.
\end{array}
marks.

Since Larry Page only scored 88 marks, therefore Larry Page totally lost
\begin{array}{rcl}
648-88=560.
\end{array}
marks due to the questions answered wrongly.

Therefore the number of wrong answers is
\begin{array}{rcl}
560\div10=56.
\end{array}
The number of correct answers is
\begin{array}{rcl}
81-56=25.
\end{array}
__Method 2: Simple Algebra__

Let the number of correct answers be $C$, and the number of wrong answer be $W$.

Since the total number of questions is 81, we have,
\begin{array}{rcl}
C+W=81.\tag{1}
\end{array}
Since for every correct answer gives 8 marks, and every wrong aswer deducts 2 mark(s), the total score is,
\begin{array}{rcl}
8C-2W=88.\tag{2}
\end{array}
Multiplying both sides of (1) by 8 we have,
\begin{array}{rcl}
2C+2W=162.\tag{3}
\end{array}
We can eliminate $W$ by summing up the left side of (2) and (3), and also summing up the right side of (2) and (3),
\begin{array}{rcl}
10C=250.\tag{4}
\end{array}
Therefore the number of correct answer is
\begin{array}{rcl}
C&=&250\div10\\
&=&25.\tag{5}
\end{array}
From (5) and (1) we have the number of wrong answer
\begin{array}{rcl}
W&=&81-25\\
&=&56.\tag{6}
\end{array}

You are Right

__Method 1: Method of Assumption__

Assume Larry Page answered all the 81 questions correctly, and each correct answer has 8 marks, then Larry Page should score 648 marks,
\begin{array}{rcl}
81\times8=648.
\end{array}
For every question Larry Page answered wrongly, Larry Page will lose,
\begin{array}{rcl}
8+2=10.
\end{array}
marks.

Since Larry Page only scored 88 marks, therefore Larry Page totally lost
\begin{array}{rcl}
648-88=560.
\end{array}
marks due to the questions answered wrongly.

Therefore the number of wrong answers is
\begin{array}{rcl}
560\div10=56.
\end{array}
The number of correct answers is
\begin{array}{rcl}
81-56=25.
\end{array}
__Method 2: Simple Algebra__

Let the number of correct answers be $C$, and the number of wrong answer be $W$.

Since the total number of questions is 81, we have,
\begin{array}{rcl}
C+W=81.\tag{1}
\end{array}
Since for every correct answer gives 8 marks, and every wrong aswer deducts 2 mark(s), the total score is,
\begin{array}{rcl}
8C-2W=88.\tag{2}
\end{array}
Multiplying both sides of (1) by 8 we have,
\begin{array}{rcl}
2C+2W=162.\tag{3}
\end{array}
We can eliminate $W$ by summing up the left side of (2) and (3), and also summing up the right side of (2) and (3),
\begin{array}{rcl}
10C=250.\tag{4}
\end{array}
Therefore the number of correct answer is
\begin{array}{rcl}
C&=&250\div10\\
&=&25.\tag{5}
\end{array}
From (5) and (1) we have the number of wrong answer
\begin{array}{rcl}
W&=&81-25\\
&=&56.\tag{6}
\end{array}

Jacob attended a American Maths Olympiad (AMO). Jacob answered all 71 questions. For each correct answer, Jacob will get 5 marks. However, for each wrong answer, Jacob will be deducted by 1 mark(s). If Jacob scored 55 marks in total, how many questions did Jacob answer correctly?

27

20

26

21

Sorry. Please check the correct answer below.

__Method 1: Method of Assumption__

Assume Jacob answered all the 71 questions correctly, and each correct answer has 5 marks, then Jacob should score 355 marks,
\begin{array}{rcl}
71\times5=355.
\end{array}
For every question Jacob answered wrongly, Jacob will lose,
\begin{array}{rcl}
5+1=6.
\end{array}
marks.

Since Jacob only scored 55 marks, therefore Jacob totally lost
\begin{array}{rcl}
355-55=300.
\end{array}
marks due to the questions answered wrongly.

Therefore the number of wrong answers is
\begin{array}{rcl}
300\div6=50.
\end{array}
The number of correct answers is
\begin{array}{rcl}
71-50=21.
\end{array}
__Method 2: Simple Algebra__

Let the number of correct answers be $C$, and the number of wrong answer be $W$.

Since the total number of questions is 71, we have,
\begin{array}{rcl}
C+W=71.\tag{1}
\end{array}
Since for every correct answer gives 5 marks, and every wrong aswer deducts 1 mark(s), the total score is,
\begin{array}{rcl}
5C-1W=55.\tag{2}
\end{array}
We can eliminate $W$ by summing up the left side of (1) and (2), and also summing up the right side of (1) and (2),
\begin{array}{rcl}
6C=126.\tag{4}
\end{array}
Therefore the number of correct answer is
\begin{array}{rcl}
C&=&126\div6\\
&=&21.\tag{5}
\end{array}
From (4) and (1) we have the number of wrong answer
\begin{array}{rcl}
W&=&71-21\\
&=&50.\tag{6}
\end{array}

You are Right

__Method 1: Method of Assumption__

Assume Jacob answered all the 71 questions correctly, and each correct answer has 5 marks, then Jacob should score 355 marks,
\begin{array}{rcl}
71\times5=355.
\end{array}
For every question Jacob answered wrongly, Jacob will lose,
\begin{array}{rcl}
5+1=6.
\end{array}
marks.

Since Jacob only scored 55 marks, therefore Jacob totally lost
\begin{array}{rcl}
355-55=300.
\end{array}
marks due to the questions answered wrongly.

Therefore the number of wrong answers is
\begin{array}{rcl}
300\div6=50.
\end{array}
The number of correct answers is
\begin{array}{rcl}
71-50=21.
\end{array}
__Method 2: Simple Algebra__

Let the number of correct answers be $C$, and the number of wrong answer be $W$.

Since the total number of questions is 71, we have,
\begin{array}{rcl}
C+W=71.\tag{1}
\end{array}
Since for every correct answer gives 5 marks, and every wrong aswer deducts 1 mark(s), the total score is,
\begin{array}{rcl}
5C-1W=55.\tag{2}
\end{array}
We can eliminate $W$ by summing up the left side of (1) and (2), and also summing up the right side of (1) and (2),
\begin{array}{rcl}
6C=126.\tag{4}
\end{array}
Therefore the number of correct answer is
\begin{array}{rcl}
C&=&126\div6\\
&=&21.\tag{5}
\end{array}
From (4) and (1) we have the number of wrong answer
\begin{array}{rcl}
W&=&71-21\\
&=&50.\tag{6}
\end{array}

Mason attended a Australian Maths Trust (AMT). Mason answered all 40 questions. For each correct answer, Mason will get 8 marks. However, for each wrong answer, Mason will be deducted by 2 mark(s). If Mason scored 160 marks in total, how many questions did Mason answer wrongly?

23

16

26

24

Sorry. Please check the correct answer below.

__Method 1: Method of Assumption__

Assume Mason answered all the 40 questions correctly, and each correct answer has 8 marks, then Mason should score 320 marks,
\begin{array}{rcl}
40\times8=320.
\end{array}
For every question Mason answered wrongly, Mason will lose,
\begin{array}{rcl}
8+2=10.
\end{array}
marks.

Since Mason only scored 160 marks, therefore Mason totally lost
\begin{array}{rcl}
320-160=160.
\end{array}
marks due to the questions answered wrongly.

Therefore the number of wrong answers is
\begin{array}{rcl}
160\div10=16.
\end{array}
The number of correct answers is
\begin{array}{rcl}
40-16=24.
\end{array}
__Method 2: Simple Algebra__

Let the number of correct answers be $C$, and the number of wrong answer be $W$.

Since the total number of questions is 40, we have,
\begin{array}{rcl}
C+W=40.\tag{1}
\end{array}
Since for every correct answer gives 8 marks, and every wrong aswer deducts 2 mark(s), the total score is,
\begin{array}{rcl}
8C-2W=160.\tag{2}
\end{array}
Multiplying both sides of (1) by 8 we have,
\begin{array}{rcl}
2C+2W=80.\tag{3}
\end{array}
We can eliminate $W$ by summing up the left side of (2) and (3), and also summing up the right side of (2) and (3),
\begin{array}{rcl}
10C=240.\tag{4}
\end{array}
Therefore the number of correct answer is
\begin{array}{rcl}
C&=&240\div10\\
&=&24.\tag{5}
\end{array}
From (5) and (1) we have the number of wrong answer
\begin{array}{rcl}
W&=&40-24\\
&=&16.\tag{6}
\end{array}

You are Right

__Method 1: Method of Assumption__

Assume Mason answered all the 40 questions correctly, and each correct answer has 8 marks, then Mason should score 320 marks,
\begin{array}{rcl}
40\times8=320.
\end{array}
For every question Mason answered wrongly, Mason will lose,
\begin{array}{rcl}
8+2=10.
\end{array}
marks.

Since Mason only scored 160 marks, therefore Mason totally lost
\begin{array}{rcl}
320-160=160.
\end{array}
marks due to the questions answered wrongly.

Therefore the number of wrong answers is
\begin{array}{rcl}
160\div10=16.
\end{array}
The number of correct answers is
\begin{array}{rcl}
40-16=24.
\end{array}
__Method 2: Simple Algebra__

Let the number of correct answers be $C$, and the number of wrong answer be $W$.

Since the total number of questions is 40, we have,
\begin{array}{rcl}
C+W=40.\tag{1}
\end{array}
Since for every correct answer gives 8 marks, and every wrong aswer deducts 2 mark(s), the total score is,
\begin{array}{rcl}
8C-2W=160.\tag{2}
\end{array}
Multiplying both sides of (1) by 8 we have,
\begin{array}{rcl}
2C+2W=80.\tag{3}
\end{array}
We can eliminate $W$ by summing up the left side of (2) and (3), and also summing up the right side of (2) and (3),
\begin{array}{rcl}
10C=240.\tag{4}
\end{array}
Therefore the number of correct answer is
\begin{array}{rcl}
C&=&240\div10\\
&=&24.\tag{5}
\end{array}
From (5) and (1) we have the number of wrong answer
\begin{array}{rcl}
W&=&40-24\\
&=&16.\tag{6}
\end{array}

Bill Gates attended a South-East Asia Maths Olympaid (SEAMO). Bill Gates answered all 26 questions. For each correct answer, Bill Gates will get 3 marks. However, for each wrong answer, Bill Gates will be deducted by 1 mark(s). If Bill Gates scored 42 marks in total, how many questions did Bill Gates answer correctly?

17

20

14

15

Sorry. Please check the correct answer below.

__Method 1: Method of Assumption__

Assume Bill Gates answered all the 26 questions correctly, and each correct answer has 3 marks, then Bill Gates should score 78 marks,
\begin{array}{rcl}
26\times3=78.
\end{array}
For every question Bill Gates answered wrongly, Bill Gates will lose,
\begin{array}{rcl}
3+1=4.
\end{array}
marks.

Since Bill Gates only scored 42 marks, therefore Bill Gates totally lost
\begin{array}{rcl}
78-42=36.
\end{array}
marks due to the questions answered wrongly.

Therefore the number of wrong answers is
\begin{array}{rcl}
36\div4=9.
\end{array}
The number of correct answers is
\begin{array}{rcl}
26-9=17.
\end{array}
__Method 2: Simple Algebra__

Let the number of correct answers be $C$, and the number of wrong answer be $W$.

Since the total number of questions is 26, we have,
\begin{array}{rcl}
C+W=26.\tag{1}
\end{array}
Since for every correct answer gives 3 marks, and every wrong aswer deducts 1 mark(s), the total score is,
\begin{array}{rcl}
3C-1W=42.\tag{2}
\end{array}
We can eliminate $W$ by summing up the left side of (1) and (2), and also summing up the right side of (1) and (2),
\begin{array}{rcl}
4C=68.\tag{4}
\end{array}
Therefore the number of correct answer is
\begin{array}{rcl}
C&=&68\div4\\
&=&17.\tag{5}
\end{array}
From (4) and (1) we have the number of wrong answer
\begin{array}{rcl}
W&=&26-17\\
&=&9.\tag{6}
\end{array}

You are Right

__Method 1: Method of Assumption__

Assume Bill Gates answered all the 26 questions correctly, and each correct answer has 3 marks, then Bill Gates should score 78 marks,
\begin{array}{rcl}
26\times3=78.
\end{array}
For every question Bill Gates answered wrongly, Bill Gates will lose,
\begin{array}{rcl}
3+1=4.
\end{array}
marks.

Since Bill Gates only scored 42 marks, therefore Bill Gates totally lost
\begin{array}{rcl}
78-42=36.
\end{array}
marks due to the questions answered wrongly.

Therefore the number of wrong answers is
\begin{array}{rcl}
36\div4=9.
\end{array}
The number of correct answers is
\begin{array}{rcl}
26-9=17.
\end{array}
__Method 2: Simple Algebra__

Let the number of correct answers be $C$, and the number of wrong answer be $W$.

Since the total number of questions is 26, we have,
\begin{array}{rcl}
C+W=26.\tag{1}
\end{array}
Since for every correct answer gives 3 marks, and every wrong aswer deducts 1 mark(s), the total score is,
\begin{array}{rcl}
3C-1W=42.\tag{2}
\end{array}
We can eliminate $W$ by summing up the left side of (1) and (2), and also summing up the right side of (1) and (2),
\begin{array}{rcl}
4C=68.\tag{4}
\end{array}
Therefore the number of correct answer is
\begin{array}{rcl}
C&=&68\div4\\
&=&17.\tag{5}
\end{array}
From (4) and (1) we have the number of wrong answer
\begin{array}{rcl}
W&=&26-17\\
&=&9.\tag{6}
\end{array}

Benjamin attended a Maths Competition. Benjamin answered all 103 questions. For each correct answer, Benjamin will get 10 marks. However, for each wrong answer, Benjamin will be deducted by 2 mark(s). If Benjamin scored 190 marks in total, how many questions did Benjamin answer wrongly?

66

69

70

71

Sorry. Please check the correct answer below.

__Method 1: Method of Assumption__

Assume Benjamin answered all the 103 questions correctly, and each correct answer has 10 marks, then Benjamin should score 1030 marks,
\begin{array}{rcl}
103\times10=1030.
\end{array}
For every question Benjamin answered wrongly, Benjamin will lose,
\begin{array}{rcl}
10+2=12.
\end{array}
marks.

Since Benjamin only scored 190 marks, therefore Benjamin totally lost
\begin{array}{rcl}
1030-190=840.
\end{array}
marks due to the questions answered wrongly.

Therefore the number of wrong answers is
\begin{array}{rcl}
840\div12=70.
\end{array}
The number of correct answers is
\begin{array}{rcl}
103-70=33.
\end{array}
__Method 2: Simple Algebra__

Let the number of correct answers be $C$, and the number of wrong answer be $W$.

Since the total number of questions is 103, we have,
\begin{array}{rcl}
C+W=103.\tag{1}
\end{array}
Since for every correct answer gives 10 marks, and every wrong aswer deducts 2 mark(s), the total score is,
\begin{array}{rcl}
10C-2W=190.\tag{2}
\end{array}
Multiplying both sides of (1) by 10 we have,
\begin{array}{rcl}
2C+2W=206.\tag{3}
\end{array}
We can eliminate $W$ by summing up the left side of (2) and (3), and also summing up the right side of (2) and (3),
\begin{array}{rcl}
12C=396.\tag{4}
\end{array}
Therefore the number of correct answer is
\begin{array}{rcl}
C&=&396\div12\\
&=&33.\tag{5}
\end{array}
From (5) and (1) we have the number of wrong answer
\begin{array}{rcl}
W&=&103-33\\
&=&70.\tag{6}
\end{array}

You are Right

__Method 1: Method of Assumption__

Assume Benjamin answered all the 103 questions correctly, and each correct answer has 10 marks, then Benjamin should score 1030 marks,
\begin{array}{rcl}
103\times10=1030.
\end{array}
For every question Benjamin answered wrongly, Benjamin will lose,
\begin{array}{rcl}
10+2=12.
\end{array}
marks.

Since Benjamin only scored 190 marks, therefore Benjamin totally lost
\begin{array}{rcl}
1030-190=840.
\end{array}
marks due to the questions answered wrongly.

Therefore the number of wrong answers is
\begin{array}{rcl}
840\div12=70.
\end{array}
The number of correct answers is
\begin{array}{rcl}
103-70=33.
\end{array}
__Method 2: Simple Algebra__

Let the number of correct answers be $C$, and the number of wrong answer be $W$.

Since the total number of questions is 103, we have,
\begin{array}{rcl}
C+W=103.\tag{1}
\end{array}
Since for every correct answer gives 10 marks, and every wrong aswer deducts 2 mark(s), the total score is,
\begin{array}{rcl}
10C-2W=190.\tag{2}
\end{array}
Multiplying both sides of (1) by 10 we have,
\begin{array}{rcl}
2C+2W=206.\tag{3}
\end{array}
We can eliminate $W$ by summing up the left side of (2) and (3), and also summing up the right side of (2) and (3),
\begin{array}{rcl}
12C=396.\tag{4}
\end{array}
Therefore the number of correct answer is
\begin{array}{rcl}
C&=&396\div12\\
&=&33.\tag{5}
\end{array}
From (5) and (1) we have the number of wrong answer
\begin{array}{rcl}
W&=&103-33\\
&=&70.\tag{6}
\end{array}

Larry Page attended a Australian Maths Trust (AMT). Larry Page answered all 72 questions. For each correct answer, Larry Page will get 8 marks. However, for each wrong answer, Larry Page will be deducted by 2 mark(s). If Larry Page scored 96 marks in total, how many questions did Larry Page answer correctly?

24

21

23

22

Sorry. Please check the correct answer below.

__Method 1: Method of Assumption__

Assume Larry Page answered all the 72 questions correctly, and each correct answer has 8 marks, then Larry Page should score 576 marks,
\begin{array}{rcl}
72\times8=576.
\end{array}
For every question Larry Page answered wrongly, Larry Page will lose,
\begin{array}{rcl}
8+2=10.
\end{array}
marks.

Since Larry Page only scored 96 marks, therefore Larry Page totally lost
\begin{array}{rcl}
576-96=480.
\end{array}
marks due to the questions answered wrongly.

Therefore the number of wrong answers is
\begin{array}{rcl}
480\div10=48.
\end{array}
The number of correct answers is
\begin{array}{rcl}
72-48=24.
\end{array}
__Method 2: Simple Algebra__

Let the number of correct answers be $C$, and the number of wrong answer be $W$.

Since the total number of questions is 72, we have,
\begin{array}{rcl}
C+W=72.\tag{1}
\end{array}
Since for every correct answer gives 8 marks, and every wrong aswer deducts 2 mark(s), the total score is,
\begin{array}{rcl}
8C-2W=96.\tag{2}
\end{array}
Multiplying both sides of (1) by 8 we have,
\begin{array}{rcl}
2C+2W=144.\tag{3}
\end{array}
We can eliminate $W$ by summing up the left side of (2) and (3), and also summing up the right side of (2) and (3),
\begin{array}{rcl}
10C=240.\tag{4}
\end{array}
Therefore the number of correct answer is
\begin{array}{rcl}
C&=&240\div10\\
&=&24.\tag{5}
\end{array}
From (5) and (1) we have the number of wrong answer
\begin{array}{rcl}
W&=&72-24\\
&=&48.\tag{6}
\end{array}

You are Right

__Method 1: Method of Assumption__

Assume Larry Page answered all the 72 questions correctly, and each correct answer has 8 marks, then Larry Page should score 576 marks,
\begin{array}{rcl}
72\times8=576.
\end{array}
For every question Larry Page answered wrongly, Larry Page will lose,
\begin{array}{rcl}
8+2=10.
\end{array}
marks.

Since Larry Page only scored 96 marks, therefore Larry Page totally lost
\begin{array}{rcl}
576-96=480.
\end{array}
marks due to the questions answered wrongly.

Therefore the number of wrong answers is
\begin{array}{rcl}
480\div10=48.
\end{array}
The number of correct answers is
\begin{array}{rcl}
72-48=24.
\end{array}
__Method 2: Simple Algebra__

Let the number of correct answers be $C$, and the number of wrong answer be $W$.

Since the total number of questions is 72, we have,
\begin{array}{rcl}
C+W=72.\tag{1}
\end{array}
Since for every correct answer gives 8 marks, and every wrong aswer deducts 2 mark(s), the total score is,
\begin{array}{rcl}
8C-2W=96.\tag{2}
\end{array}
Multiplying both sides of (1) by 8 we have,
\begin{array}{rcl}
2C+2W=144.\tag{3}
\end{array}
We can eliminate $W$ by summing up the left side of (2) and (3), and also summing up the right side of (2) and (3),
\begin{array}{rcl}
10C=240.\tag{4}
\end{array}
Therefore the number of correct answer is
\begin{array}{rcl}
C&=&240\div10\\
&=&24.\tag{5}
\end{array}
From (5) and (1) we have the number of wrong answer
\begin{array}{rcl}
W&=&72-24\\
&=&48.\tag{6}
\end{array}

Olivia attended a Australian Maths Trust (AMT). Olivia answered all 13 questions. For each correct answer, Olivia will get 4 marks. However, for each wrong answer, Olivia will be deducted by 1 mark(s). If Olivia scored 52 marks in total, how many questions did Olivia answer wrongly?

15

1

0

14

Sorry. Please check the correct answer below.

__Method 1: Method of Assumption__

Assume Olivia answered all the 13 questions correctly, and each correct answer has 4 marks, then Olivia should score 52 marks,
\begin{array}{rcl}
13\times4=52.
\end{array}
For every question Olivia answered wrongly, Olivia will lose,
\begin{array}{rcl}
4+1=5.
\end{array}
marks.

Since Olivia only scored 52 marks, therefore Olivia totally lost
\begin{array}{rcl}
52-52=0.
\end{array}
marks due to the questions answered wrongly.

Therefore the number of wrong answers is
\begin{array}{rcl}
0\div5=0.
\end{array}
The number of correct answers is
\begin{array}{rcl}
13-0=13.
\end{array}
__Method 2: Simple Algebra__

Let the number of correct answers be $C$, and the number of wrong answer be $W$.

Since the total number of questions is 13, we have,
\begin{array}{rcl}
C+W=13.\tag{1}
\end{array}
Since for every correct answer gives 4 marks, and every wrong aswer deducts 1 mark(s), the total score is,
\begin{array}{rcl}
4C-1W=52.\tag{2}
\end{array}
We can eliminate $W$ by summing up the left side of (1) and (2), and also summing up the right side of (1) and (2),
\begin{array}{rcl}
5C=65.\tag{4}
\end{array}
Therefore the number of correct answer is
\begin{array}{rcl}
C&=&65\div5\\
&=&13.\tag{5}
\end{array}
From (4) and (1) we have the number of wrong answer
\begin{array}{rcl}
W&=&13-13\\
&=&0.\tag{6}
\end{array}

You are Right

__Method 1: Method of Assumption__

Assume Olivia answered all the 13 questions correctly, and each correct answer has 4 marks, then Olivia should score 52 marks,
\begin{array}{rcl}
13\times4=52.
\end{array}
For every question Olivia answered wrongly, Olivia will lose,
\begin{array}{rcl}
4+1=5.
\end{array}
marks.

Since Olivia only scored 52 marks, therefore Olivia totally lost
\begin{array}{rcl}
52-52=0.
\end{array}
marks due to the questions answered wrongly.

Therefore the number of wrong answers is
\begin{array}{rcl}
0\div5=0.
\end{array}
The number of correct answers is
\begin{array}{rcl}
13-0=13.
\end{array}
__Method 2: Simple Algebra__

Let the number of correct answers be $C$, and the number of wrong answer be $W$.

Since the total number of questions is 13, we have,
\begin{array}{rcl}
C+W=13.\tag{1}
\end{array}
Since for every correct answer gives 4 marks, and every wrong aswer deducts 1 mark(s), the total score is,
\begin{array}{rcl}
4C-1W=52.\tag{2}
\end{array}
We can eliminate $W$ by summing up the left side of (1) and (2), and also summing up the right side of (1) and (2),
\begin{array}{rcl}
5C=65.\tag{4}
\end{array}
Therefore the number of correct answer is
\begin{array}{rcl}
C&=&65\div5\\
&=&13.\tag{5}
\end{array}
From (4) and (1) we have the number of wrong answer
\begin{array}{rcl}
W&=&13-13\\
&=&0.\tag{6}
\end{array}

William attended a English Spelling Bee Competition. William answered all 38 questions. For each correct answer, William will get 2 marks. However, for each wrong answer, William will be deducted by 1 mark(s). If William scored 34 marks in total, how many questions did William answer wrongly?

14

13

15

22

Sorry. Please check the correct answer below.

__Method 1: Method of Assumption__

Assume William answered all the 38 questions correctly, and each correct answer has 2 marks, then William should score 76 marks,
\begin{array}{rcl}
38\times2=76.
\end{array}
For every question William answered wrongly, William will lose,
\begin{array}{rcl}
2+1=3.
\end{array}
marks.

Since William only scored 34 marks, therefore William totally lost
\begin{array}{rcl}
76-34=42.
\end{array}
marks due to the questions answered wrongly.

Therefore the number of wrong answers is
\begin{array}{rcl}
42\div3=14.
\end{array}
The number of correct answers is
\begin{array}{rcl}
38-14=24.
\end{array}
__Method 2: Simple Algebra__

Let the number of correct answers be $C$, and the number of wrong answer be $W$.

Since the total number of questions is 38, we have,
\begin{array}{rcl}
C+W=38.\tag{1}
\end{array}
Since for every correct answer gives 2 marks, and every wrong aswer deducts 1 mark(s), the total score is,
\begin{array}{rcl}
2C-1W=34.\tag{2}
\end{array}
We can eliminate $W$ by summing up the left side of (1) and (2), and also summing up the right side of (1) and (2),
\begin{array}{rcl}
3C=72.\tag{4}
\end{array}
Therefore the number of correct answer is
\begin{array}{rcl}
C&=&72\div3\\
&=&24.\tag{5}
\end{array}
From (4) and (1) we have the number of wrong answer
\begin{array}{rcl}
W&=&38-24\\
&=&14.\tag{6}
\end{array}

You are Right

__Method 1: Method of Assumption__

Assume William answered all the 38 questions correctly, and each correct answer has 2 marks, then William should score 76 marks,
\begin{array}{rcl}
38\times2=76.
\end{array}
For every question William answered wrongly, William will lose,
\begin{array}{rcl}
2+1=3.
\end{array}
marks.

Since William only scored 34 marks, therefore William totally lost
\begin{array}{rcl}
76-34=42.
\end{array}
marks due to the questions answered wrongly.

Therefore the number of wrong answers is
\begin{array}{rcl}
42\div3=14.
\end{array}
The number of correct answers is
\begin{array}{rcl}
38-14=24.
\end{array}
__Method 2: Simple Algebra__

Let the number of correct answers be $C$, and the number of wrong answer be $W$.

Since the total number of questions is 38, we have,
\begin{array}{rcl}
C+W=38.\tag{1}
\end{array}
Since for every correct answer gives 2 marks, and every wrong aswer deducts 1 mark(s), the total score is,
\begin{array}{rcl}
2C-1W=34.\tag{2}
\end{array}
We can eliminate $W$ by summing up the left side of (1) and (2), and also summing up the right side of (1) and (2),
\begin{array}{rcl}
3C=72.\tag{4}
\end{array}
Therefore the number of correct answer is
\begin{array}{rcl}
C&=&72\div3\\
&=&24.\tag{5}
\end{array}
From (4) and (1) we have the number of wrong answer
\begin{array}{rcl}
W&=&38-24\\
&=&14.\tag{6}
\end{array}

Liam attended a American Maths Olympiad (AMO). Liam answered all 38 questions. For each correct answer, Liam will get 4 marks. However, for each wrong answer, Liam will be deducted by 2 mark(s). If Liam scored 80 marks in total, how many questions did Liam answer correctly?

24

28

26

27

Sorry. Please check the correct answer below.

__Method 1: Method of Assumption__

Assume Liam answered all the 38 questions correctly, and each correct answer has 4 marks, then Liam should score 152 marks,
\begin{array}{rcl}
38\times4=152.
\end{array}
For every question Liam answered wrongly, Liam will lose,
\begin{array}{rcl}
4+2=6.
\end{array}
marks.

Since Liam only scored 80 marks, therefore Liam totally lost
\begin{array}{rcl}
152-80=72.
\end{array}
marks due to the questions answered wrongly.

Therefore the number of wrong answers is
\begin{array}{rcl}
72\div6=12.
\end{array}
The number of correct answers is
\begin{array}{rcl}
38-12=26.
\end{array}
__Method 2: Simple Algebra__

Let the number of correct answers be $C$, and the number of wrong answer be $W$.

Since the total number of questions is 38, we have,
\begin{array}{rcl}
C+W=38.\tag{1}
\end{array}
Since for every correct answer gives 4 marks, and every wrong aswer deducts 2 mark(s), the total score is,
\begin{array}{rcl}
4C-2W=80.\tag{2}
\end{array}
Multiplying both sides of (1) by 4 we have,
\begin{array}{rcl}
2C+2W=76.\tag{3}
\end{array}
We can eliminate $W$ by summing up the left side of (2) and (3), and also summing up the right side of (2) and (3),
\begin{array}{rcl}
6C=156.\tag{4}
\end{array}
Therefore the number of correct answer is
\begin{array}{rcl}
C&=&156\div6\\
&=&26.\tag{5}
\end{array}
From (5) and (1) we have the number of wrong answer
\begin{array}{rcl}
W&=&38-26\\
&=&12.\tag{6}
\end{array}

You are Right

__Method 1: Method of Assumption__

Assume Liam answered all the 38 questions correctly, and each correct answer has 4 marks, then Liam should score 152 marks,
\begin{array}{rcl}
38\times4=152.
\end{array}
For every question Liam answered wrongly, Liam will lose,
\begin{array}{rcl}
4+2=6.
\end{array}
marks.

Since Liam only scored 80 marks, therefore Liam totally lost
\begin{array}{rcl}
152-80=72.
\end{array}
marks due to the questions answered wrongly.

Therefore the number of wrong answers is
\begin{array}{rcl}
72\div6=12.
\end{array}
The number of correct answers is
\begin{array}{rcl}
38-12=26.
\end{array}
__Method 2: Simple Algebra__

Let the number of correct answers be $C$, and the number of wrong answer be $W$.

Since the total number of questions is 38, we have,
\begin{array}{rcl}
C+W=38.\tag{1}
\end{array}
Since for every correct answer gives 4 marks, and every wrong aswer deducts 2 mark(s), the total score is,
\begin{array}{rcl}
4C-2W=80.\tag{2}
\end{array}
Multiplying both sides of (1) by 4 we have,
\begin{array}{rcl}
2C+2W=76.\tag{3}
\end{array}
We can eliminate $W$ by summing up the left side of (2) and (3), and also summing up the right side of (2) and (3),
\begin{array}{rcl}
6C=156.\tag{4}
\end{array}
Therefore the number of correct answer is
\begin{array}{rcl}
C&=&156\div6\\
&=&26.\tag{5}
\end{array}
From (5) and (1) we have the number of wrong answer
\begin{array}{rcl}
W&=&38-26\\
&=&12.\tag{6}
\end{array}

Mason attended a Australian Maths Trust (AMT). Mason answered all 137 questions. For each correct answer, Mason will get 10 marks. However, for each wrong answer, Mason will be deducted by 2 mark(s). If Mason scored 170 marks in total, how many questions did Mason answer wrongly?

100

95

96

39

Sorry. Please check the correct answer below.

__Method 1: Method of Assumption__

Assume Mason answered all the 137 questions correctly, and each correct answer has 10 marks, then Mason should score 1370 marks,
\begin{array}{rcl}
137\times10=1370.
\end{array}
For every question Mason answered wrongly, Mason will lose,
\begin{array}{rcl}
10+2=12.
\end{array}
marks.

Since Mason only scored 170 marks, therefore Mason totally lost
\begin{array}{rcl}
1370-170=1200.
\end{array}
marks due to the questions answered wrongly.

Therefore the number of wrong answers is
\begin{array}{rcl}
1200\div12=100.
\end{array}
The number of correct answers is
\begin{array}{rcl}
137-100=37.
\end{array}
__Method 2: Simple Algebra__

Let the number of correct answers be $C$, and the number of wrong answer be $W$.

Since the total number of questions is 137, we have,
\begin{array}{rcl}
C+W=137.\tag{1}
\end{array}
Since for every correct answer gives 10 marks, and every wrong aswer deducts 2 mark(s), the total score is,
\begin{array}{rcl}
10C-2W=170.\tag{2}
\end{array}
Multiplying both sides of (1) by 10 we have,
\begin{array}{rcl}
2C+2W=274.\tag{3}
\end{array}
We can eliminate $W$ by summing up the left side of (2) and (3), and also summing up the right side of (2) and (3),
\begin{array}{rcl}
12C=444.\tag{4}
\end{array}
Therefore the number of correct answer is
\begin{array}{rcl}
C&=&444\div12\\
&=&37.\tag{5}
\end{array}
From (5) and (1) we have the number of wrong answer
\begin{array}{rcl}
W&=&137-37\\
&=&100.\tag{6}
\end{array}

You are Right

__Method 1: Method of Assumption__

Assume Mason answered all the 137 questions correctly, and each correct answer has 10 marks, then Mason should score 1370 marks,
\begin{array}{rcl}
137\times10=1370.
\end{array}
For every question Mason answered wrongly, Mason will lose,
\begin{array}{rcl}
10+2=12.
\end{array}
marks.

Since Mason only scored 170 marks, therefore Mason totally lost
\begin{array}{rcl}
1370-170=1200.
\end{array}
marks due to the questions answered wrongly.

Therefore the number of wrong answers is
\begin{array}{rcl}
1200\div12=100.
\end{array}
The number of correct answers is
\begin{array}{rcl}
137-100=37.
\end{array}
__Method 2: Simple Algebra__

Let the number of correct answers be $C$, and the number of wrong answer be $W$.

Since the total number of questions is 137, we have,
\begin{array}{rcl}
C+W=137.\tag{1}
\end{array}
Since for every correct answer gives 10 marks, and every wrong aswer deducts 2 mark(s), the total score is,
\begin{array}{rcl}
10C-2W=170.\tag{2}
\end{array}
Multiplying both sides of (1) by 10 we have,
\begin{array}{rcl}
2C+2W=274.\tag{3}
\end{array}
We can eliminate $W$ by summing up the left side of (2) and (3), and also summing up the right side of (2) and (3),
\begin{array}{rcl}
12C=444.\tag{4}
\end{array}
Therefore the number of correct answer is
\begin{array}{rcl}
C&=&444\div12\\
&=&37.\tag{5}
\end{array}
From (5) and (1) we have the number of wrong answer
\begin{array}{rcl}
W&=&137-37\\
&=&100.\tag{6}
\end{array}

Emma attended a Maths Competition. Emma answered all 50 questions. For each correct answer, Emma will get 5 marks. However, for each wrong answer, Emma will be deducted by 1 mark(s). If Emma scored 70 marks in total, how many questions did Emma answer correctly?

16

26

18

20

Sorry. Please check the correct answer below.

__Method 1: Method of Assumption__

Assume Emma answered all the 50 questions correctly, and each correct answer has 5 marks, then Emma should score 250 marks,
\begin{array}{rcl}
50\times5=250.
\end{array}
For every question Emma answered wrongly, Emma will lose,
\begin{array}{rcl}
5+1=6.
\end{array}
marks.

Since Emma only scored 70 marks, therefore Emma totally lost
\begin{array}{rcl}
250-70=180.
\end{array}
marks due to the questions answered wrongly.

Therefore the number of wrong answers is
\begin{array}{rcl}
180\div6=30.
\end{array}
The number of correct answers is
\begin{array}{rcl}
50-30=20.
\end{array}
__Method 2: Simple Algebra__

Let the number of correct answers be $C$, and the number of wrong answer be $W$.

Since the total number of questions is 50, we have,
\begin{array}{rcl}
C+W=50.\tag{1}
\end{array}
Since for every correct answer gives 5 marks, and every wrong aswer deducts 1 mark(s), the total score is,
\begin{array}{rcl}
5C-1W=70.\tag{2}
\end{array}
We can eliminate $W$ by summing up the left side of (1) and (2), and also summing up the right side of (1) and (2),
\begin{array}{rcl}
6C=120.\tag{4}
\end{array}
Therefore the number of correct answer is
\begin{array}{rcl}
C&=&120\div6\\
&=&20.\tag{5}
\end{array}
From (4) and (1) we have the number of wrong answer
\begin{array}{rcl}
W&=&50-20\\
&=&30.\tag{6}
\end{array}

You are Right

__Method 1: Method of Assumption__

Assume Emma answered all the 50 questions correctly, and each correct answer has 5 marks, then Emma should score 250 marks,
\begin{array}{rcl}
50\times5=250.
\end{array}
For every question Emma answered wrongly, Emma will lose,
\begin{array}{rcl}
5+1=6.
\end{array}
marks.

Since Emma only scored 70 marks, therefore Emma totally lost
\begin{array}{rcl}
250-70=180.
\end{array}
marks due to the questions answered wrongly.

Therefore the number of wrong answers is
\begin{array}{rcl}
180\div6=30.
\end{array}
The number of correct answers is
\begin{array}{rcl}
50-30=20.
\end{array}
__Method 2: Simple Algebra__

Let the number of correct answers be $C$, and the number of wrong answer be $W$.

Since the total number of questions is 50, we have,
\begin{array}{rcl}
C+W=50.\tag{1}
\end{array}
Since for every correct answer gives 5 marks, and every wrong aswer deducts 1 mark(s), the total score is,
\begin{array}{rcl}
5C-1W=70.\tag{2}
\end{array}
We can eliminate $W$ by summing up the left side of (1) and (2), and also summing up the right side of (1) and (2),
\begin{array}{rcl}
6C=120.\tag{4}
\end{array}
Therefore the number of correct answer is
\begin{array}{rcl}
C&=&120\div6\\
&=&20.\tag{5}
\end{array}
From (4) and (1) we have the number of wrong answer
\begin{array}{rcl}
W&=&50-20\\
&=&30.\tag{6}
\end{array}

Isabella attended a South-East Asia Maths Olympaid (SEAMO). Isabella answered all 11 questions. For each correct answer, Isabella will get 3 marks. However, for each wrong answer, Isabella will be deducted by 1 mark(s). If Isabella scored 33 marks in total, how many questions did Isabella answer correctly?

9

11

13

15

Sorry. Please check the correct answer below.

__Method 1: Method of Assumption__

Assume Isabella answered all the 11 questions correctly, and each correct answer has 3 marks, then Isabella should score 33 marks,
\begin{array}{rcl}
11\times3=33.
\end{array}
For every question Isabella answered wrongly, Isabella will lose,
\begin{array}{rcl}
3+1=4.
\end{array}
marks.

Since Isabella only scored 33 marks, therefore Isabella totally lost
\begin{array}{rcl}
33-33=0.
\end{array}
marks due to the questions answered wrongly.

Therefore the number of wrong answers is
\begin{array}{rcl}
0\div4=0.
\end{array}
The number of correct answers is
\begin{array}{rcl}
11-0=11.
\end{array}
__Method 2: Simple Algebra__

Let the number of correct answers be $C$, and the number of wrong answer be $W$.

Since the total number of questions is 11, we have,
\begin{array}{rcl}
C+W=11.\tag{1}
\end{array}
Since for every correct answer gives 3 marks, and every wrong aswer deducts 1 mark(s), the total score is,
\begin{array}{rcl}
3C-1W=33.\tag{2}
\end{array}
We can eliminate $W$ by summing up the left side of (1) and (2), and also summing up the right side of (1) and (2),
\begin{array}{rcl}
4C=44.\tag{4}
\end{array}
Therefore the number of correct answer is
\begin{array}{rcl}
C&=&44\div4\\
&=&11.\tag{5}
\end{array}
From (4) and (1) we have the number of wrong answer
\begin{array}{rcl}
W&=&11-11\\
&=&0.\tag{6}
\end{array}

You are Right

__Method 1: Method of Assumption__

Assume Isabella answered all the 11 questions correctly, and each correct answer has 3 marks, then Isabella should score 33 marks,
\begin{array}{rcl}
11\times3=33.
\end{array}
For every question Isabella answered wrongly, Isabella will lose,
\begin{array}{rcl}
3+1=4.
\end{array}
marks.

Since Isabella only scored 33 marks, therefore Isabella totally lost
\begin{array}{rcl}
33-33=0.
\end{array}
marks due to the questions answered wrongly.

Therefore the number of wrong answers is
\begin{array}{rcl}
0\div4=0.
\end{array}
The number of correct answers is
\begin{array}{rcl}
11-0=11.
\end{array}
__Method 2: Simple Algebra__

Let the number of correct answers be $C$, and the number of wrong answer be $W$.

Since the total number of questions is 11, we have,
\begin{array}{rcl}
C+W=11.\tag{1}
\end{array}
Since for every correct answer gives 3 marks, and every wrong aswer deducts 1 mark(s), the total score is,
\begin{array}{rcl}
3C-1W=33.\tag{2}
\end{array}
We can eliminate $W$ by summing up the left side of (1) and (2), and also summing up the right side of (1) and (2),
\begin{array}{rcl}
4C=44.\tag{4}
\end{array}
Therefore the number of correct answer is
\begin{array}{rcl}
C&=&44\div4\\
&=&11.\tag{5}
\end{array}
From (4) and (1) we have the number of wrong answer
\begin{array}{rcl}
W&=&11-11\\
&=&0.\tag{6}
\end{array}

Olivia attended a Maths Competition. Olivia answered all 53 questions. For each correct answer, Olivia will get 4 marks. However, for each wrong answer, Olivia will be deducted by 1 mark(s). If Olivia scored 52 marks in total, how many questions did Olivia answer correctly?

18

17

21

26

Sorry. Please check the correct answer below.

__Method 1: Method of Assumption__

Assume Olivia answered all the 53 questions correctly, and each correct answer has 4 marks, then Olivia should score 212 marks,
\begin{array}{rcl}
53\times4=212.
\end{array}
For every question Olivia answered wrongly, Olivia will lose,
\begin{array}{rcl}
4+1=5.
\end{array}
marks.

Since Olivia only scored 52 marks, therefore Olivia totally lost
\begin{array}{rcl}
212-52=160.
\end{array}
marks due to the questions answered wrongly.

Therefore the number of wrong answers is
\begin{array}{rcl}
160\div5=32.
\end{array}
The number of correct answers is
\begin{array}{rcl}
53-32=21.
\end{array}
__Method 2: Simple Algebra__

Let the number of correct answers be $C$, and the number of wrong answer be $W$.

Since the total number of questions is 53, we have,
\begin{array}{rcl}
C+W=53.\tag{1}
\end{array}
Since for every correct answer gives 4 marks, and every wrong aswer deducts 1 mark(s), the total score is,
\begin{array}{rcl}
4C-1W=52.\tag{2}
\end{array}
We can eliminate $W$ by summing up the left side of (1) and (2), and also summing up the right side of (1) and (2),
\begin{array}{rcl}
5C=105.\tag{4}
\end{array}
Therefore the number of correct answer is
\begin{array}{rcl}
C&=&105\div5\\
&=&21.\tag{5}
\end{array}
From (4) and (1) we have the number of wrong answer
\begin{array}{rcl}
W&=&53-21\\
&=&32.\tag{6}
\end{array}

You are Right

__Method 1: Method of Assumption__

Assume Olivia answered all the 53 questions correctly, and each correct answer has 4 marks, then Olivia should score 212 marks,
\begin{array}{rcl}
53\times4=212.
\end{array}
For every question Olivia answered wrongly, Olivia will lose,
\begin{array}{rcl}
4+1=5.
\end{array}
marks.

Since Olivia only scored 52 marks, therefore Olivia totally lost
\begin{array}{rcl}
212-52=160.
\end{array}
marks due to the questions answered wrongly.

Therefore the number of wrong answers is
\begin{array}{rcl}
160\div5=32.
\end{array}
The number of correct answers is
\begin{array}{rcl}
53-32=21.
\end{array}
__Method 2: Simple Algebra__

Let the number of correct answers be $C$, and the number of wrong answer be $W$.

Since the total number of questions is 53, we have,
\begin{array}{rcl}
C+W=53.\tag{1}
\end{array}
Since for every correct answer gives 4 marks, and every wrong aswer deducts 1 mark(s), the total score is,
\begin{array}{rcl}
4C-1W=52.\tag{2}
\end{array}
We can eliminate $W$ by summing up the left side of (1) and (2), and also summing up the right side of (1) and (2),
\begin{array}{rcl}
5C=105.\tag{4}
\end{array}
Therefore the number of correct answer is
\begin{array}{rcl}
C&=&105\div5\\
&=&21.\tag{5}
\end{array}
From (4) and (1) we have the number of wrong answer
\begin{array}{rcl}
W&=&53-21\\
&=&32.\tag{6}
\end{array}

Noah attended a Maths Competition. Noah answered all 15 questions. For each correct answer, Noah will get 2 marks. However, for each wrong answer, Noah will be deducted by 1 mark(s). If Noah scored 30 marks in total, how many questions did Noah answer correctly?

16

11

17

15

Sorry. Please check the correct answer below.

__Method 1: Method of Assumption__

Assume Noah answered all the 15 questions correctly, and each correct answer has 2 marks, then Noah should score 30 marks,
\begin{array}{rcl}
15\times2=30.
\end{array}
For every question Noah answered wrongly, Noah will lose,
\begin{array}{rcl}
2+1=3.
\end{array}
marks.

Since Noah only scored 30 marks, therefore Noah totally lost
\begin{array}{rcl}
30-30=0.
\end{array}
marks due to the questions answered wrongly.

Therefore the number of wrong answers is
\begin{array}{rcl}
0\div3=0.
\end{array}
The number of correct answers is
\begin{array}{rcl}
15-0=15.
\end{array}
__Method 2: Simple Algebra__

Let the number of correct answers be $C$, and the number of wrong answer be $W$.

Since the total number of questions is 15, we have,
\begin{array}{rcl}
C+W=15.\tag{1}
\end{array}
Since for every correct answer gives 2 marks, and every wrong aswer deducts 1 mark(s), the total score is,
\begin{array}{rcl}
2C-1W=30.\tag{2}
\end{array}
We can eliminate $W$ by summing up the left side of (1) and (2), and also summing up the right side of (1) and (2),
\begin{array}{rcl}
3C=45.\tag{4}
\end{array}
Therefore the number of correct answer is
\begin{array}{rcl}
C&=&45\div3\\
&=&15.\tag{5}
\end{array}
From (4) and (1) we have the number of wrong answer
\begin{array}{rcl}
W&=&15-15\\
&=&0.\tag{6}
\end{array}

You are Right

__Method 1: Method of Assumption__

Assume Noah answered all the 15 questions correctly, and each correct answer has 2 marks, then Noah should score 30 marks,
\begin{array}{rcl}
15\times2=30.
\end{array}
For every question Noah answered wrongly, Noah will lose,
\begin{array}{rcl}
2+1=3.
\end{array}
marks.

Since Noah only scored 30 marks, therefore Noah totally lost
\begin{array}{rcl}
30-30=0.
\end{array}
marks due to the questions answered wrongly.

Therefore the number of wrong answers is
\begin{array}{rcl}
0\div3=0.
\end{array}
The number of correct answers is
\begin{array}{rcl}
15-0=15.
\end{array}
__Method 2: Simple Algebra__

Let the number of correct answers be $C$, and the number of wrong answer be $W$.

Since the total number of questions is 15, we have,
\begin{array}{rcl}
C+W=15.\tag{1}
\end{array}
Since for every correct answer gives 2 marks, and every wrong aswer deducts 1 mark(s), the total score is,
\begin{array}{rcl}
2C-1W=30.\tag{2}
\end{array}
We can eliminate $W$ by summing up the left side of (1) and (2), and also summing up the right side of (1) and (2),
\begin{array}{rcl}
3C=45.\tag{4}
\end{array}
Therefore the number of correct answer is
\begin{array}{rcl}
C&=&45\div3\\
&=&15.\tag{5}
\end{array}
From (4) and (1) we have the number of wrong answer
\begin{array}{rcl}
W&=&15-15\\
&=&0.\tag{6}
\end{array}

Mason attended a English Spelling Bee Competition. Mason answered all 63 questions. For each correct answer, Mason will get 4 marks. However, for each wrong answer, Mason will be deducted by 2 mark(s). If Mason scored 60 marks in total, how many questions did Mason answer correctly?

34

27

31

32

Sorry. Please check the correct answer below.

__Method 1: Method of Assumption__

Assume Mason answered all the 63 questions correctly, and each correct answer has 4 marks, then Mason should score 252 marks,
\begin{array}{rcl}
63\times4=252.
\end{array}
For every question Mason answered wrongly, Mason will lose,
\begin{array}{rcl}
4+2=6.
\end{array}
marks.

Since Mason only scored 60 marks, therefore Mason totally lost
\begin{array}{rcl}
252-60=192.
\end{array}
marks due to the questions answered wrongly.

Therefore the number of wrong answers is
\begin{array}{rcl}
192\div6=32.
\end{array}
The number of correct answers is
\begin{array}{rcl}
63-32=31.
\end{array}
__Method 2: Simple Algebra__

Let the number of correct answers be $C$, and the number of wrong answer be $W$.

Since the total number of questions is 63, we have,
\begin{array}{rcl}
C+W=63.\tag{1}
\end{array}
Since for every correct answer gives 4 marks, and every wrong aswer deducts 2 mark(s), the total score is,
\begin{array}{rcl}
4C-2W=60.\tag{2}
\end{array}
Multiplying both sides of (1) by 4 we have,
\begin{array}{rcl}
2C+2W=126.\tag{3}
\end{array}
We can eliminate $W$ by summing up the left side of (2) and (3), and also summing up the right side of (2) and (3),
\begin{array}{rcl}
6C=186.\tag{4}
\end{array}
Therefore the number of correct answer is
\begin{array}{rcl}
C&=&186\div6\\
&=&31.\tag{5}
\end{array}
From (5) and (1) we have the number of wrong answer
\begin{array}{rcl}
W&=&63-31\\
&=&32.\tag{6}
\end{array}

You are Right

__Method 1: Method of Assumption__

Assume Mason answered all the 63 questions correctly, and each correct answer has 4 marks, then Mason should score 252 marks,
\begin{array}{rcl}
63\times4=252.
\end{array}
For every question Mason answered wrongly, Mason will lose,
\begin{array}{rcl}
4+2=6.
\end{array}
marks.

Since Mason only scored 60 marks, therefore Mason totally lost
\begin{array}{rcl}
252-60=192.
\end{array}
marks due to the questions answered wrongly.

Therefore the number of wrong answers is
\begin{array}{rcl}
192\div6=32.
\end{array}
The number of correct answers is
\begin{array}{rcl}
63-32=31.
\end{array}
__Method 2: Simple Algebra__

Let the number of correct answers be $C$, and the number of wrong answer be $W$.

Since the total number of questions is 63, we have,
\begin{array}{rcl}
C+W=63.\tag{1}
\end{array}
Since for every correct answer gives 4 marks, and every wrong aswer deducts 2 mark(s), the total score is,
\begin{array}{rcl}
4C-2W=60.\tag{2}
\end{array}
Multiplying both sides of (1) by 4 we have,
\begin{array}{rcl}
2C+2W=126.\tag{3}
\end{array}
We can eliminate $W$ by summing up the left side of (2) and (3), and also summing up the right side of (2) and (3),
\begin{array}{rcl}
6C=186.\tag{4}
\end{array}
Therefore the number of correct answer is
\begin{array}{rcl}
C&=&186\div6\\
&=&31.\tag{5}
\end{array}
From (5) and (1) we have the number of wrong answer
\begin{array}{rcl}
W&=&63-31\\
&=&32.\tag{6}
\end{array}

Isabella attended a Australian Maths Trust (AMT). Isabella answered all 37 questions. For each correct answer, Isabella will get 4 marks. However, for each wrong answer, Isabella will be deducted by 1 mark(s). If Isabella scored 48 marks in total, how many questions did Isabella answer wrongly?

22

28

26

20

Sorry. Please check the correct answer below.

__Method 1: Method of Assumption__

Assume Isabella answered all the 37 questions correctly, and each correct answer has 4 marks, then Isabella should score 148 marks,
\begin{array}{rcl}
37\times4=148.
\end{array}
For every question Isabella answered wrongly, Isabella will lose,
\begin{array}{rcl}
4+1=5.
\end{array}
marks.

Since Isabella only scored 48 marks, therefore Isabella totally lost
\begin{array}{rcl}
148-48=100.
\end{array}
marks due to the questions answered wrongly.

Therefore the number of wrong answers is
\begin{array}{rcl}
100\div5=20.
\end{array}
The number of correct answers is
\begin{array}{rcl}
37-20=17.
\end{array}
__Method 2: Simple Algebra__

Let the number of correct answers be $C$, and the number of wrong answer be $W$.

Since the total number of questions is 37, we have,
\begin{array}{rcl}
C+W=37.\tag{1}
\end{array}
Since for every correct answer gives 4 marks, and every wrong aswer deducts 1 mark(s), the total score is,
\begin{array}{rcl}
4C-1W=48.\tag{2}
\end{array}
We can eliminate $W$ by summing up the left side of (1) and (2), and also summing up the right side of (1) and (2),
\begin{array}{rcl}
5C=85.\tag{4}
\end{array}
Therefore the number of correct answer is
\begin{array}{rcl}
C&=&85\div5\\
&=&17.\tag{5}
\end{array}
From (4) and (1) we have the number of wrong answer
\begin{array}{rcl}
W&=&37-17\\
&=&20.\tag{6}
\end{array}

You are Right

__Method 1: Method of Assumption__

Assume Isabella answered all the 37 questions correctly, and each correct answer has 4 marks, then Isabella should score 148 marks,
\begin{array}{rcl}
37\times4=148.
\end{array}
For every question Isabella answered wrongly, Isabella will lose,
\begin{array}{rcl}
4+1=5.
\end{array}
marks.

Since Isabella only scored 48 marks, therefore Isabella totally lost
\begin{array}{rcl}
148-48=100.
\end{array}
marks due to the questions answered wrongly.

Therefore the number of wrong answers is
\begin{array}{rcl}
100\div5=20.
\end{array}
The number of correct answers is
\begin{array}{rcl}
37-20=17.
\end{array}
__Method 2: Simple Algebra__

Let the number of correct answers be $C$, and the number of wrong answer be $W$.

Since the total number of questions is 37, we have,
\begin{array}{rcl}
C+W=37.\tag{1}
\end{array}
Since for every correct answer gives 4 marks, and every wrong aswer deducts 1 mark(s), the total score is,
\begin{array}{rcl}
4C-1W=48.\tag{2}
\end{array}
We can eliminate $W$ by summing up the left side of (1) and (2), and also summing up the right side of (1) and (2),
\begin{array}{rcl}
5C=85.\tag{4}
\end{array}
Therefore the number of correct answer is
\begin{array}{rcl}
C&=&85\div5\\
&=&17.\tag{5}
\end{array}
From (4) and (1) we have the number of wrong answer
\begin{array}{rcl}
W&=&37-17\\
&=&20.\tag{6}
\end{array}

Emma attended a Singapore Maths Olympaid (SMO). Emma answered all 55 questions. For each correct answer, Emma will get 4 marks. However, for each wrong answer, Emma will be deducted by 2 mark(s). If Emma scored 76 marks in total, how many questions did Emma answer correctly?

30

31

34

28

Sorry. Please check the correct answer below.

__Method 1: Method of Assumption__

Assume Emma answered all the 55 questions correctly, and each correct answer has 4 marks, then Emma should score 220 marks,
\begin{array}{rcl}
55\times4=220.
\end{array}
For every question Emma answered wrongly, Emma will lose,
\begin{array}{rcl}
4+2=6.
\end{array}
marks.

Since Emma only scored 76 marks, therefore Emma totally lost
\begin{array}{rcl}
220-76=144.
\end{array}
marks due to the questions answered wrongly.

Therefore the number of wrong answers is
\begin{array}{rcl}
144\div6=24.
\end{array}
The number of correct answers is
\begin{array}{rcl}
55-24=31.
\end{array}
__Method 2: Simple Algebra__

Let the number of correct answers be $C$, and the number of wrong answer be $W$.

Since the total number of questions is 55, we have,
\begin{array}{rcl}
C+W=55.\tag{1}
\end{array}
Since for every correct answer gives 4 marks, and every wrong aswer deducts 2 mark(s), the total score is,
\begin{array}{rcl}
4C-2W=76.\tag{2}
\end{array}
Multiplying both sides of (1) by 4 we have,
\begin{array}{rcl}
2C+2W=110.\tag{3}
\end{array}
We can eliminate $W$ by summing up the left side of (2) and (3), and also summing up the right side of (2) and (3),
\begin{array}{rcl}
6C=186.\tag{4}
\end{array}
Therefore the number of correct answer is
\begin{array}{rcl}
C&=&186\div6\\
&=&31.\tag{5}
\end{array}
From (5) and (1) we have the number of wrong answer
\begin{array}{rcl}
W&=&55-31\\
&=&24.\tag{6}
\end{array}

You are Right

__Method 1: Method of Assumption__

Assume Emma answered all the 55 questions correctly, and each correct answer has 4 marks, then Emma should score 220 marks,
\begin{array}{rcl}
55\times4=220.
\end{array}
For every question Emma answered wrongly, Emma will lose,
\begin{array}{rcl}
4+2=6.
\end{array}
marks.

Since Emma only scored 76 marks, therefore Emma totally lost
\begin{array}{rcl}
220-76=144.
\end{array}
marks due to the questions answered wrongly.

Therefore the number of wrong answers is
\begin{array}{rcl}
144\div6=24.
\end{array}
The number of correct answers is
\begin{array}{rcl}
55-24=31.
\end{array}
__Method 2: Simple Algebra__

Let the number of correct answers be $C$, and the number of wrong answer be $W$.

Since the total number of questions is 55, we have,
\begin{array}{rcl}
C+W=55.\tag{1}
\end{array}
Since for every correct answer gives 4 marks, and every wrong aswer deducts 2 mark(s), the total score is,
\begin{array}{rcl}
4C-2W=76.\tag{2}
\end{array}
Multiplying both sides of (1) by 4 we have,
\begin{array}{rcl}
2C+2W=110.\tag{3}
\end{array}
We can eliminate $W$ by summing up the left side of (2) and (3), and also summing up the right side of (2) and (3),
\begin{array}{rcl}
6C=186.\tag{4}
\end{array}
Therefore the number of correct answer is
\begin{array}{rcl}
C&=&186\div6\\
&=&31.\tag{5}
\end{array}
From (5) and (1) we have the number of wrong answer
\begin{array}{rcl}
W&=&55-31\\
&=&24.\tag{6}
\end{array}

William attended a Chinese Multiple Choices Test. William answered all 73 questions. For each correct answer, William will get 8 marks. However, for each wrong answer, William will be deducted by 2 mark(s). If William scored 104 marks in total, how many questions did William answer wrongly?

48

44

50

54

Sorry. Please check the correct answer below.

__Method 1: Method of Assumption__

Assume William answered all the 73 questions correctly, and each correct answer has 8 marks, then William should score 584 marks,
\begin{array}{rcl}
73\times8=584.
\end{array}
For every question William answered wrongly, William will lose,
\begin{array}{rcl}
8+2=10.
\end{array}
marks.

Since William only scored 104 marks, therefore William totally lost
\begin{array}{rcl}
584-104=480.
\end{array}
marks due to the questions answered wrongly.

Therefore the number of wrong answers is
\begin{array}{rcl}
480\div10=48.
\end{array}
The number of correct answers is
\begin{array}{rcl}
73-48=25.
\end{array}
__Method 2: Simple Algebra__

Let the number of correct answers be $C$, and the number of wrong answer be $W$.

Since the total number of questions is 73, we have,
\begin{array}{rcl}
C+W=73.\tag{1}
\end{array}
Since for every correct answer gives 8 marks, and every wrong aswer deducts 2 mark(s), the total score is,
\begin{array}{rcl}
8C-2W=104.\tag{2}
\end{array}
Multiplying both sides of (1) by 8 we have,
\begin{array}{rcl}
2C+2W=146.\tag{3}
\end{array}
We can eliminate $W$ by summing up the left side of (2) and (3), and also summing up the right side of (2) and (3),
\begin{array}{rcl}
10C=250.\tag{4}
\end{array}
Therefore the number of correct answer is
\begin{array}{rcl}
C&=&250\div10\\
&=&25.\tag{5}
\end{array}
From (5) and (1) we have the number of wrong answer
\begin{array}{rcl}
W&=&73-25\\
&=&48.\tag{6}
\end{array}

You are Right

__Method 1: Method of Assumption__

Assume William answered all the 73 questions correctly, and each correct answer has 8 marks, then William should score 584 marks,
\begin{array}{rcl}
73\times8=584.
\end{array}
For every question William answered wrongly, William will lose,
\begin{array}{rcl}
8+2=10.
\end{array}
marks.

Since William only scored 104 marks, therefore William totally lost
\begin{array}{rcl}
584-104=480.
\end{array}
marks due to the questions answered wrongly.

Therefore the number of wrong answers is
\begin{array}{rcl}
480\div10=48.
\end{array}
The number of correct answers is
\begin{array}{rcl}
73-48=25.
\end{array}
__Method 2: Simple Algebra__

Let the number of correct answers be $C$, and the number of wrong answer be $W$.

Since the total number of questions is 73, we have,
\begin{array}{rcl}
C+W=73.\tag{1}
\end{array}
Since for every correct answer gives 8 marks, and every wrong aswer deducts 2 mark(s), the total score is,
\begin{array}{rcl}
8C-2W=104.\tag{2}
\end{array}
Multiplying both sides of (1) by 8 we have,
\begin{array}{rcl}
2C+2W=146.\tag{3}
\end{array}
We can eliminate $W$ by summing up the left side of (2) and (3), and also summing up the right side of (2) and (3),
\begin{array}{rcl}
10C=250.\tag{4}
\end{array}
Therefore the number of correct answer is
\begin{array}{rcl}
C&=&250\div10\\
&=&25.\tag{5}
\end{array}
From (5) and (1) we have the number of wrong answer
\begin{array}{rcl}
W&=&73-25\\
&=&48.\tag{6}
\end{array}

Mason attended a Australian Maths Trust (AMT). Mason answered all 39 questions. For each correct answer, Mason will get 3 marks. However, for each wrong answer, Mason will be deducted by 1 mark(s). If Mason scored 33 marks in total, how many questions did Mason answer correctly?

18

19

24

17

Sorry. Please check the correct answer below.

__Method 1: Method of Assumption__

Assume Mason answered all the 39 questions correctly, and each correct answer has 3 marks, then Mason should score 117 marks,
\begin{array}{rcl}
39\times3=117.
\end{array}
For every question Mason answered wrongly, Mason will lose,
\begin{array}{rcl}
3+1=4.
\end{array}
marks.

Since Mason only scored 33 marks, therefore Mason totally lost
\begin{array}{rcl}
117-33=84.
\end{array}
marks due to the questions answered wrongly.

Therefore the number of wrong answers is
\begin{array}{rcl}
84\div4=21.
\end{array}
The number of correct answers is
\begin{array}{rcl}
39-21=18.
\end{array}
__Method 2: Simple Algebra__

Let the number of correct answers be $C$, and the number of wrong answer be $W$.

Since the total number of questions is 39, we have,
\begin{array}{rcl}
C+W=39.\tag{1}
\end{array}
Since for every correct answer gives 3 marks, and every wrong aswer deducts 1 mark(s), the total score is,
\begin{array}{rcl}
3C-1W=33.\tag{2}
\end{array}
We can eliminate $W$ by summing up the left side of (1) and (2), and also summing up the right side of (1) and (2),
\begin{array}{rcl}
4C=72.\tag{4}
\end{array}
Therefore the number of correct answer is
\begin{array}{rcl}
C&=&72\div4\\
&=&18.\tag{5}
\end{array}
From (4) and (1) we have the number of wrong answer
\begin{array}{rcl}
W&=&39-18\\
&=&21.\tag{6}
\end{array}

You are Right

__Method 1: Method of Assumption__

Assume Mason answered all the 39 questions correctly, and each correct answer has 3 marks, then Mason should score 117 marks,
\begin{array}{rcl}
39\times3=117.
\end{array}
For every question Mason answered wrongly, Mason will lose,
\begin{array}{rcl}
3+1=4.
\end{array}
marks.

Since Mason only scored 33 marks, therefore Mason totally lost
\begin{array}{rcl}
117-33=84.
\end{array}
marks due to the questions answered wrongly.

Therefore the number of wrong answers is
\begin{array}{rcl}
84\div4=21.
\end{array}
The number of correct answers is
\begin{array}{rcl}
39-21=18.
\end{array}
__Method 2: Simple Algebra__

Let the number of correct answers be $C$, and the number of wrong answer be $W$.

Since the total number of questions is 39, we have,
\begin{array}{rcl}
C+W=39.\tag{1}
\end{array}
Since for every correct answer gives 3 marks, and every wrong aswer deducts 1 mark(s), the total score is,
\begin{array}{rcl}
3C-1W=33.\tag{2}
\end{array}
We can eliminate $W$ by summing up the left side of (1) and (2), and also summing up the right side of (1) and (2),
\begin{array}{rcl}
4C=72.\tag{4}
\end{array}
Therefore the number of correct answer is
\begin{array}{rcl}
C&=&72\div4\\
&=&18.\tag{5}
\end{array}
From (4) and (1) we have the number of wrong answer
\begin{array}{rcl}
W&=&39-18\\
&=&21.\tag{6}
\end{array}

Noah attended a Australian Maths Trust (AMT). Noah answered all 37 questions. For each correct answer, Noah will get 4 marks. However, for each wrong answer, Noah will be deducted by 1 mark(s). If Noah scored 68 marks in total, how many questions did Noah answer wrongly?

20

23

22

16

Sorry. Please check the correct answer below.

__Method 1: Method of Assumption__

Assume Noah answered all the 37 questions correctly, and each correct answer has 4 marks, then Noah should score 148 marks,
\begin{array}{rcl}
37\times4=148.
\end{array}
For every question Noah answered wrongly, Noah will lose,
\begin{array}{rcl}
4+1=5.
\end{array}
marks.

Since Noah only scored 68 marks, therefore Noah totally lost
\begin{array}{rcl}
148-68=80.
\end{array}
marks due to the questions answered wrongly.

Therefore the number of wrong answers is
\begin{array}{rcl}
80\div5=16.
\end{array}
The number of correct answers is
\begin{array}{rcl}
37-16=21.
\end{array}
__Method 2: Simple Algebra__

Let the number of correct answers be $C$, and the number of wrong answer be $W$.

Since the total number of questions is 37, we have,
\begin{array}{rcl}
C+W=37.\tag{1}
\end{array}
Since for every correct answer gives 4 marks, and every wrong aswer deducts 1 mark(s), the total score is,
\begin{array}{rcl}
4C-1W=68.\tag{2}
\end{array}
We can eliminate $W$ by summing up the left side of (1) and (2), and also summing up the right side of (1) and (2),
\begin{array}{rcl}
5C=105.\tag{4}
\end{array}
Therefore the number of correct answer is
\begin{array}{rcl}
C&=&105\div5\\
&=&21.\tag{5}
\end{array}
From (4) and (1) we have the number of wrong answer
\begin{array}{rcl}
W&=&37-21\\
&=&16.\tag{6}
\end{array}

You are Right

__Method 1: Method of Assumption__

Assume Noah answered all the 37 questions correctly, and each correct answer has 4 marks, then Noah should score 148 marks,
\begin{array}{rcl}
37\times4=148.
\end{array}
For every question Noah answered wrongly, Noah will lose,
\begin{array}{rcl}
4+1=5.
\end{array}
marks.

Since Noah only scored 68 marks, therefore Noah totally lost
\begin{array}{rcl}
148-68=80.
\end{array}
marks due to the questions answered wrongly.

Therefore the number of wrong answers is
\begin{array}{rcl}
80\div5=16.
\end{array}
The number of correct answers is
\begin{array}{rcl}
37-16=21.
\end{array}
__Method 2: Simple Algebra__

Let the number of correct answers be $C$, and the number of wrong answer be $W$.

Since the total number of questions is 37, we have,
\begin{array}{rcl}
C+W=37.\tag{1}
\end{array}
Since for every correct answer gives 4 marks, and every wrong aswer deducts 1 mark(s), the total score is,
\begin{array}{rcl}
4C-1W=68.\tag{2}
\end{array}
We can eliminate $W$ by summing up the left side of (1) and (2), and also summing up the right side of (1) and (2),
\begin{array}{rcl}
5C=105.\tag{4}
\end{array}
Therefore the number of correct answer is
\begin{array}{rcl}
C&=&105\div5\\
&=&21.\tag{5}
\end{array}
From (4) and (1) we have the number of wrong answer
\begin{array}{rcl}
W&=&37-21\\
&=&16.\tag{6}
\end{array}

Mason attended a Australian Maths Trust (AMT). Mason answered all 44 questions. For each correct answer, Mason will get 4 marks. However, for each wrong answer, Mason will be deducted by 2 mark(s). If Mason scored 80 marks in total, how many questions did Mason answer wrongly?

18

16

27

30

Sorry. Please check the correct answer below.

__Method 1: Method of Assumption__

Assume Mason answered all the 44 questions correctly, and each correct answer has 4 marks, then Mason should score 176 marks,
\begin{array}{rcl}
44\times4=176.
\end{array}
For every question Mason answered wrongly, Mason will lose,
\begin{array}{rcl}
4+2=6.
\end{array}
marks.

Since Mason only scored 80 marks, therefore Mason totally lost
\begin{array}{rcl}
176-80=96.
\end{array}
marks due to the questions answered wrongly.

Therefore the number of wrong answers is
\begin{array}{rcl}
96\div6=16.
\end{array}
The number of correct answers is
\begin{array}{rcl}
44-16=28.
\end{array}
__Method 2: Simple Algebra__

Let the number of correct answers be $C$, and the number of wrong answer be $W$.

Since the total number of questions is 44, we have,
\begin{array}{rcl}
C+W=44.\tag{1}
\end{array}
Since for every correct answer gives 4 marks, and every wrong aswer deducts 2 mark(s), the total score is,
\begin{array}{rcl}
4C-2W=80.\tag{2}
\end{array}
Multiplying both sides of (1) by 4 we have,
\begin{array}{rcl}
2C+2W=88.\tag{3}
\end{array}
We can eliminate $W$ by summing up the left side of (2) and (3), and also summing up the right side of (2) and (3),
\begin{array}{rcl}
6C=168.\tag{4}
\end{array}
Therefore the number of correct answer is
\begin{array}{rcl}
C&=&168\div6\\
&=&28.\tag{5}
\end{array}
From (5) and (1) we have the number of wrong answer
\begin{array}{rcl}
W&=&44-28\\
&=&16.\tag{6}
\end{array}

You are Right

__Method 1: Method of Assumption__

Assume Mason answered all the 44 questions correctly, and each correct answer has 4 marks, then Mason should score 176 marks,
\begin{array}{rcl}
44\times4=176.
\end{array}
For every question Mason answered wrongly, Mason will lose,
\begin{array}{rcl}
4+2=6.
\end{array}
marks.

Since Mason only scored 80 marks, therefore Mason totally lost
\begin{array}{rcl}
176-80=96.
\end{array}
marks due to the questions answered wrongly.

Therefore the number of wrong answers is
\begin{array}{rcl}
96\div6=16.
\end{array}
The number of correct answers is
\begin{array}{rcl}
44-16=28.
\end{array}
__Method 2: Simple Algebra__

Let the number of correct answers be $C$, and the number of wrong answer be $W$.

Since the total number of questions is 44, we have,
\begin{array}{rcl}
C+W=44.\tag{1}
\end{array}
Since for every correct answer gives 4 marks, and every wrong aswer deducts 2 mark(s), the total score is,
\begin{array}{rcl}
4C-2W=80.\tag{2}
\end{array}
Multiplying both sides of (1) by 4 we have,
\begin{array}{rcl}
2C+2W=88.\tag{3}
\end{array}
We can eliminate $W$ by summing up the left side of (2) and (3), and also summing up the right side of (2) and (3),
\begin{array}{rcl}
6C=168.\tag{4}
\end{array}
Therefore the number of correct answer is
\begin{array}{rcl}
C&=&168\div6\\
&=&28.\tag{5}
\end{array}
From (5) and (1) we have the number of wrong answer
\begin{array}{rcl}
W&=&44-28\\
&=&16.\tag{6}
\end{array}

Liam attended a American Maths Olympiad (AMO). Liam answered all 12 questions. For each correct answer, Liam will get 2 marks. However, for each wrong answer, Liam will be deducted by 1 mark(s). If Liam scored 24 marks in total, how many questions did Liam answer correctly?

12

9

16

11

Sorry. Please check the correct answer below.

__Method 1: Method of Assumption__

Assume Liam answered all the 12 questions correctly, and each correct answer has 2 marks, then Liam should score 24 marks,
\begin{array}{rcl}
12\times2=24.
\end{array}
For every question Liam answered wrongly, Liam will lose,
\begin{array}{rcl}
2+1=3.
\end{array}
marks.

Since Liam only scored 24 marks, therefore Liam totally lost
\begin{array}{rcl}
24-24=0.
\end{array}
marks due to the questions answered wrongly.

Therefore the number of wrong answers is
\begin{array}{rcl}
0\div3=0.
\end{array}
The number of correct answers is
\begin{array}{rcl}
12-0=12.
\end{array}
__Method 2: Simple Algebra__

Let the number of correct answers be $C$, and the number of wrong answer be $W$.

Since the total number of questions is 12, we have,
\begin{array}{rcl}
C+W=12.\tag{1}
\end{array}
Since for every correct answer gives 2 marks, and every wrong aswer deducts 1 mark(s), the total score is,
\begin{array}{rcl}
2C-1W=24.\tag{2}
\end{array}
We can eliminate $W$ by summing up the left side of (1) and (2), and also summing up the right side of (1) and (2),
\begin{array}{rcl}
3C=36.\tag{4}
\end{array}
Therefore the number of correct answer is
\begin{array}{rcl}
C&=&36\div3\\
&=&12.\tag{5}
\end{array}
From (4) and (1) we have the number of wrong answer
\begin{array}{rcl}
W&=&12-12\\
&=&0.\tag{6}
\end{array}

You are Right

__Method 1: Method of Assumption__

Assume Liam answered all the 12 questions correctly, and each correct answer has 2 marks, then Liam should score 24 marks,
\begin{array}{rcl}
12\times2=24.
\end{array}
For every question Liam answered wrongly, Liam will lose,
\begin{array}{rcl}
2+1=3.
\end{array}
marks.

Since Liam only scored 24 marks, therefore Liam totally lost
\begin{array}{rcl}
24-24=0.
\end{array}
marks due to the questions answered wrongly.

Therefore the number of wrong answers is
\begin{array}{rcl}
0\div3=0.
\end{array}
The number of correct answers is
\begin{array}{rcl}
12-0=12.
\end{array}
__Method 2: Simple Algebra__

Let the number of correct answers be $C$, and the number of wrong answer be $W$.

Since the total number of questions is 12, we have,
\begin{array}{rcl}
C+W=12.\tag{1}
\end{array}
Since for every correct answer gives 2 marks, and every wrong aswer deducts 1 mark(s), the total score is,
\begin{array}{rcl}
2C-1W=24.\tag{2}
\end{array}
We can eliminate $W$ by summing up the left side of (1) and (2), and also summing up the right side of (1) and (2),
\begin{array}{rcl}
3C=36.\tag{4}
\end{array}
Therefore the number of correct answer is
\begin{array}{rcl}
C&=&36\div3\\
&=&12.\tag{5}
\end{array}
From (4) and (1) we have the number of wrong answer
\begin{array}{rcl}
W&=&12-12\\
&=&0.\tag{6}
\end{array}

William attended a Australian Maths Trust (AMT). William answered all 22 questions. For each correct answer, William will get 6 marks. However, for each wrong answer, William will be deducted by 2 mark(s). If William scored 84 marks in total, how many questions did William answer wrongly?

18

1

6

15

Sorry. Please check the correct answer below.

__Method 1: Method of Assumption__

Assume William answered all the 22 questions correctly, and each correct answer has 6 marks, then William should score 132 marks,
\begin{array}{rcl}
22\times6=132.
\end{array}
For every question William answered wrongly, William will lose,
\begin{array}{rcl}
6+2=8.
\end{array}
marks.

Since William only scored 84 marks, therefore William totally lost
\begin{array}{rcl}
132-84=48.
\end{array}
marks due to the questions answered wrongly.

Therefore the number of wrong answers is
\begin{array}{rcl}
48\div8=6.
\end{array}
The number of correct answers is
\begin{array}{rcl}
22-6=16.
\end{array}
__Method 2: Simple Algebra__

Let the number of correct answers be $C$, and the number of wrong answer be $W$.

Since the total number of questions is 22, we have,
\begin{array}{rcl}
C+W=22.\tag{1}
\end{array}
Since for every correct answer gives 6 marks, and every wrong aswer deducts 2 mark(s), the total score is,
\begin{array}{rcl}
6C-2W=84.\tag{2}
\end{array}
Multiplying both sides of (1) by 6 we have,
\begin{array}{rcl}
2C+2W=44.\tag{3}
\end{array}
We can eliminate $W$ by summing up the left side of (2) and (3), and also summing up the right side of (2) and (3),
\begin{array}{rcl}
8C=128.\tag{4}
\end{array}
Therefore the number of correct answer is
\begin{array}{rcl}
C&=&128\div8\\
&=&16.\tag{5}
\end{array}
From (5) and (1) we have the number of wrong answer
\begin{array}{rcl}
W&=&22-16\\
&=&6.\tag{6}
\end{array}

You are Right

__Method 1: Method of Assumption__

Assume William answered all the 22 questions correctly, and each correct answer has 6 marks, then William should score 132 marks,
\begin{array}{rcl}
22\times6=132.
\end{array}
For every question William answered wrongly, William will lose,
\begin{array}{rcl}
6+2=8.
\end{array}
marks.

Since William only scored 84 marks, therefore William totally lost
\begin{array}{rcl}
132-84=48.
\end{array}
marks due to the questions answered wrongly.

Therefore the number of wrong answers is
\begin{array}{rcl}
48\div8=6.
\end{array}
The number of correct answers is
\begin{array}{rcl}
22-6=16.
\end{array}
__Method 2: Simple Algebra__

Let the number of correct answers be $C$, and the number of wrong answer be $W$.

Since the total number of questions is 22, we have,
\begin{array}{rcl}
C+W=22.\tag{1}
\end{array}
Since for every correct answer gives 6 marks, and every wrong aswer deducts 2 mark(s), the total score is,
\begin{array}{rcl}
6C-2W=84.\tag{2}
\end{array}
Multiplying both sides of (1) by 6 we have,
\begin{array}{rcl}
2C+2W=44.\tag{3}
\end{array}
We can eliminate $W$ by summing up the left side of (2) and (3), and also summing up the right side of (2) and (3),
\begin{array}{rcl}
8C=128.\tag{4}
\end{array}
Therefore the number of correct answer is
\begin{array}{rcl}
C&=&128\div8\\
&=&16.\tag{5}
\end{array}
From (5) and (1) we have the number of wrong answer
\begin{array}{rcl}
W&=&22-16\\
&=&6.\tag{6}
\end{array}

James attended a Australian Maths Trust (AMT). James answered all 38 questions. For each correct answer, James will get 4 marks. However, for each wrong answer, James will be deducted by 2 mark(s). If James scored 80 marks in total, how many questions did James answer wrongly?

12

27

28

25

Sorry. Please check the correct answer below.

__Method 1: Method of Assumption__

Assume James answered all the 38 questions correctly, and each correct answer has 4 marks, then James should score 152 marks,
\begin{array}{rcl}
38\times4=152.
\end{array}
For every question James answered wrongly, James will lose,
\begin{array}{rcl}
4+2=6.
\end{array}
marks.

Since James only scored 80 marks, therefore James totally lost
\begin{array}{rcl}
152-80=72.
\end{array}
marks due to the questions answered wrongly.

Therefore the number of wrong answers is
\begin{array}{rcl}
72\div6=12.
\end{array}
The number of correct answers is
\begin{array}{rcl}
38-12=26.
\end{array}
__Method 2: Simple Algebra__

Let the number of correct answers be $C$, and the number of wrong answer be $W$.

Since the total number of questions is 38, we have,
\begin{array}{rcl}
C+W=38.\tag{1}
\end{array}
Since for every correct answer gives 4 marks, and every wrong aswer deducts 2 mark(s), the total score is,
\begin{array}{rcl}
4C-2W=80.\tag{2}
\end{array}
Multiplying both sides of (1) by 4 we have,
\begin{array}{rcl}
2C+2W=76.\tag{3}
\end{array}
We can eliminate $W$ by summing up the left side of (2) and (3), and also summing up the right side of (2) and (3),
\begin{array}{rcl}
6C=156.\tag{4}
\end{array}
Therefore the number of correct answer is
\begin{array}{rcl}
C&=&156\div6\\
&=&26.\tag{5}
\end{array}
From (5) and (1) we have the number of wrong answer
\begin{array}{rcl}
W&=&38-26\\
&=&12.\tag{6}
\end{array}

You are Right

__Method 1: Method of Assumption__

Assume James answered all the 38 questions correctly, and each correct answer has 4 marks, then James should score 152 marks,
\begin{array}{rcl}
38\times4=152.
\end{array}
For every question James answered wrongly, James will lose,
\begin{array}{rcl}
4+2=6.
\end{array}
marks.

Since James only scored 80 marks, therefore James totally lost
\begin{array}{rcl}
152-80=72.
\end{array}
marks due to the questions answered wrongly.

Therefore the number of wrong answers is
\begin{array}{rcl}
72\div6=12.
\end{array}
The number of correct answers is
\begin{array}{rcl}
38-12=26.
\end{array}
__Method 2: Simple Algebra__

Let the number of correct answers be $C$, and the number of wrong answer be $W$.

Since the total number of questions is 38, we have,
\begin{array}{rcl}
C+W=38.\tag{1}
\end{array}
Since for every correct answer gives 4 marks, and every wrong aswer deducts 2 mark(s), the total score is,
\begin{array}{rcl}
4C-2W=80.\tag{2}
\end{array}
Multiplying both sides of (1) by 4 we have,
\begin{array}{rcl}
2C+2W=76.\tag{3}
\end{array}
We can eliminate $W$ by summing up the left side of (2) and (3), and also summing up the right side of (2) and (3),
\begin{array}{rcl}
6C=156.\tag{4}
\end{array}
Therefore the number of correct answer is
\begin{array}{rcl}
C&=&156\div6\\
&=&26.\tag{5}
\end{array}
From (5) and (1) we have the number of wrong answer
\begin{array}{rcl}
W&=&38-26\\
&=&12.\tag{6}
\end{array}

Larry Page attended a American Maths Olympiad (AMO). Larry Page answered all 62 questions. For each correct answer, Larry Page will get 4 marks. However, for each wrong answer, Larry Page will be deducted by 1 mark(s). If Larry Page scored 68 marks in total, how many questions did Larry Page answer correctly?

32

34

26

25

Sorry. Please check the correct answer below.

__Method 1: Method of Assumption__

Assume Larry Page answered all the 62 questions correctly, and each correct answer has 4 marks, then Larry Page should score 248 marks,
\begin{array}{rcl}
62\times4=248.
\end{array}
For every question Larry Page answered wrongly, Larry Page will lose,
\begin{array}{rcl}
4+1=5.
\end{array}
marks.

Since Larry Page only scored 68 marks, therefore Larry Page totally lost
\begin{array}{rcl}
248-68=180.
\end{array}
marks due to the questions answered wrongly.

Therefore the number of wrong answers is
\begin{array}{rcl}
180\div5=36.
\end{array}
The number of correct answers is
\begin{array}{rcl}
62-36=26.
\end{array}
__Method 2: Simple Algebra__

Let the number of correct answers be $C$, and the number of wrong answer be $W$.

Since the total number of questions is 62, we have,
\begin{array}{rcl}
C+W=62.\tag{1}
\end{array}
Since for every correct answer gives 4 marks, and every wrong aswer deducts 1 mark(s), the total score is,
\begin{array}{rcl}
4C-1W=68.\tag{2}
\end{array}
We can eliminate $W$ by summing up the left side of (1) and (2), and also summing up the right side of (1) and (2),
\begin{array}{rcl}
5C=130.\tag{4}
\end{array}
Therefore the number of correct answer is
\begin{array}{rcl}
C&=&130\div5\\
&=&26.\tag{5}
\end{array}
From (4) and (1) we have the number of wrong answer
\begin{array}{rcl}
W&=&62-26\\
&=&36.\tag{6}
\end{array}

You are Right

__Method 1: Method of Assumption__

Assume Larry Page answered all the 62 questions correctly, and each correct answer has 4 marks, then Larry Page should score 248 marks,
\begin{array}{rcl}
62\times4=248.
\end{array}
For every question Larry Page answered wrongly, Larry Page will lose,
\begin{array}{rcl}
4+1=5.
\end{array}
marks.

Since Larry Page only scored 68 marks, therefore Larry Page totally lost
\begin{array}{rcl}
248-68=180.
\end{array}
marks due to the questions answered wrongly.

Therefore the number of wrong answers is
\begin{array}{rcl}
180\div5=36.
\end{array}
The number of correct answers is
\begin{array}{rcl}
62-36=26.
\end{array}
__Method 2: Simple Algebra__

Let the number of correct answers be $C$, and the number of wrong answer be $W$.

Since the total number of questions is 62, we have,
\begin{array}{rcl}
C+W=62.\tag{1}
\end{array}
Since for every correct answer gives 4 marks, and every wrong aswer deducts 1 mark(s), the total score is,
\begin{array}{rcl}
4C-1W=68.\tag{2}
\end{array}
We can eliminate $W$ by summing up the left side of (1) and (2), and also summing up the right side of (1) and (2),
\begin{array}{rcl}
5C=130.\tag{4}
\end{array}
Therefore the number of correct answer is
\begin{array}{rcl}
C&=&130\div5\\
&=&26.\tag{5}
\end{array}
From (4) and (1) we have the number of wrong answer
\begin{array}{rcl}
W&=&62-26\\
&=&36.\tag{6}
\end{array}

Liam attended a Chinese Multiple Choices Test. Liam answered all 26 questions. For each correct answer, Liam will get 2 marks. However, for each wrong answer, Liam will be deducted by 1 mark(s). If Liam scored 40 marks in total, how many questions did Liam answer wrongly?

4

5

20

10

Sorry. Please check the correct answer below.

__Method 1: Method of Assumption__

Assume Liam answered all the 26 questions correctly, and each correct answer has 2 marks, then Liam should score 52 marks,
\begin{array}{rcl}
26\times2=52.
\end{array}
For every question Liam answered wrongly, Liam will lose,
\begin{array}{rcl}
2+1=3.
\end{array}
marks.

Since Liam only scored 40 marks, therefore Liam totally lost
\begin{array}{rcl}
52-40=12.
\end{array}
marks due to the questions answered wrongly.

Therefore the number of wrong answers is
\begin{array}{rcl}
12\div3=4.
\end{array}
The number of correct answers is
\begin{array}{rcl}
26-4=22.
\end{array}
__Method 2: Simple Algebra__

Let the number of correct answers be $C$, and the number of wrong answer be $W$.

Since the total number of questions is 26, we have,
\begin{array}{rcl}
C+W=26.\tag{1}
\end{array}
Since for every correct answer gives 2 marks, and every wrong aswer deducts 1 mark(s), the total score is,
\begin{array}{rcl}
2C-1W=40.\tag{2}
\end{array}
We can eliminate $W$ by summing up the left side of (1) and (2), and also summing up the right side of (1) and (2),
\begin{array}{rcl}
3C=66.\tag{4}
\end{array}
Therefore the number of correct answer is
\begin{array}{rcl}
C&=&66\div3\\
&=&22.\tag{5}
\end{array}
From (4) and (1) we have the number of wrong answer
\begin{array}{rcl}
W&=&26-22\\
&=&4.\tag{6}
\end{array}

You are Right

__Method 1: Method of Assumption__

Assume Liam answered all the 26 questions correctly, and each correct answer has 2 marks, then Liam should score 52 marks,
\begin{array}{rcl}
26\times2=52.
\end{array}
For every question Liam answered wrongly, Liam will lose,
\begin{array}{rcl}
2+1=3.
\end{array}
marks.

Since Liam only scored 40 marks, therefore Liam totally lost
\begin{array}{rcl}
52-40=12.
\end{array}
marks due to the questions answered wrongly.

Therefore the number of wrong answers is
\begin{array}{rcl}
12\div3=4.
\end{array}
The number of correct answers is
\begin{array}{rcl}
26-4=22.
\end{array}
__Method 2: Simple Algebra__

Let the number of correct answers be $C$, and the number of wrong answer be $W$.

Since the total number of questions is 26, we have,
\begin{array}{rcl}
C+W=26.\tag{1}
\end{array}
Since for every correct answer gives 2 marks, and every wrong aswer deducts 1 mark(s), the total score is,
\begin{array}{rcl}
2C-1W=40.\tag{2}
\end{array}
We can eliminate $W$ by summing up the left side of (1) and (2), and also summing up the right side of (1) and (2),
\begin{array}{rcl}
3C=66.\tag{4}
\end{array}
Therefore the number of correct answer is
\begin{array}{rcl}
C&=&66\div3\\
&=&22.\tag{5}
\end{array}
From (4) and (1) we have the number of wrong answer
\begin{array}{rcl}
W&=&26-22\\
&=&4.\tag{6}
\end{array}

Benjamin attended a English Spelling Bee Competition. Benjamin answered all 71 questions. For each correct answer, Benjamin will get 6 marks. However, for each wrong answer, Benjamin will be deducted by 2 mark(s). If Benjamin scored 90 marks in total, how many questions did Benjamin answer wrongly?

50

29

42

30

Sorry. Please check the correct answer below.

__Method 1: Method of Assumption__

Assume Benjamin answered all the 71 questions correctly, and each correct answer has 6 marks, then Benjamin should score 426 marks,
\begin{array}{rcl}
71\times6=426.
\end{array}
For every question Benjamin answered wrongly, Benjamin will lose,
\begin{array}{rcl}
6+2=8.
\end{array}
marks.

Since Benjamin only scored 90 marks, therefore Benjamin totally lost
\begin{array}{rcl}
426-90=336.
\end{array}
marks due to the questions answered wrongly.

Therefore the number of wrong answers is
\begin{array}{rcl}
336\div8=42.
\end{array}
The number of correct answers is
\begin{array}{rcl}
71-42=29.
\end{array}
__Method 2: Simple Algebra__

Let the number of correct answers be $C$, and the number of wrong answer be $W$.

Since the total number of questions is 71, we have,
\begin{array}{rcl}
C+W=71.\tag{1}
\end{array}
Since for every correct answer gives 6 marks, and every wrong aswer deducts 2 mark(s), the total score is,
\begin{array}{rcl}
6C-2W=90.\tag{2}
\end{array}
Multiplying both sides of (1) by 6 we have,
\begin{array}{rcl}
2C+2W=142.\tag{3}
\end{array}
We can eliminate $W$ by summing up the left side of (2) and (3), and also summing up the right side of (2) and (3),
\begin{array}{rcl}
8C=232.\tag{4}
\end{array}
Therefore the number of correct answer is
\begin{array}{rcl}
C&=&232\div8\\
&=&29.\tag{5}
\end{array}
From (5) and (1) we have the number of wrong answer
\begin{array}{rcl}
W&=&71-29\\
&=&42.\tag{6}
\end{array}

You are Right

__Method 1: Method of Assumption__

Assume Benjamin answered all the 71 questions correctly, and each correct answer has 6 marks, then Benjamin should score 426 marks,
\begin{array}{rcl}
71\times6=426.
\end{array}
For every question Benjamin answered wrongly, Benjamin will lose,
\begin{array}{rcl}
6+2=8.
\end{array}
marks.

Since Benjamin only scored 90 marks, therefore Benjamin totally lost
\begin{array}{rcl}
426-90=336.
\end{array}
marks due to the questions answered wrongly.

Therefore the number of wrong answers is
\begin{array}{rcl}
336\div8=42.
\end{array}
The number of correct answers is
\begin{array}{rcl}
71-42=29.
\end{array}
__Method 2: Simple Algebra__

Let the number of correct answers be $C$, and the number of wrong answer be $W$.

Since the total number of questions is 71, we have,
\begin{array}{rcl}
C+W=71.\tag{1}
\end{array}
Since for every correct answer gives 6 marks, and every wrong aswer deducts 2 mark(s), the total score is,
\begin{array}{rcl}
6C-2W=90.\tag{2}
\end{array}
Multiplying both sides of (1) by 6 we have,
\begin{array}{rcl}
2C+2W=142.\tag{3}
\end{array}
We can eliminate $W$ by summing up the left side of (2) and (3), and also summing up the right side of (2) and (3),
\begin{array}{rcl}
8C=232.\tag{4}
\end{array}
Therefore the number of correct answer is
\begin{array}{rcl}
C&=&232\div8\\
&=&29.\tag{5}
\end{array}
From (5) and (1) we have the number of wrong answer
\begin{array}{rcl}
W&=&71-29\\
&=&42.\tag{6}
\end{array}

Bill Gates attended a South-East Asia Maths Olympaid (SEAMO). Bill Gates answered all 80 questions. For each correct answer, Bill Gates will get 6 marks. However, for each wrong answer, Bill Gates will be deducted by 2 mark(s). If Bill Gates scored 96 marks in total, how many questions did Bill Gates answer wrongly?

44

48

30

34

Sorry. Please check the correct answer below.

__Method 1: Method of Assumption__

Assume Bill Gates answered all the 80 questions correctly, and each correct answer has 6 marks, then Bill Gates should score 480 marks,
\begin{array}{rcl}
80\times6=480.
\end{array}
For every question Bill Gates answered wrongly, Bill Gates will lose,
\begin{array}{rcl}
6+2=8.
\end{array}
marks.

Since Bill Gates only scored 96 marks, therefore Bill Gates totally lost
\begin{array}{rcl}
480-96=384.
\end{array}
marks due to the questions answered wrongly.

Therefore the number of wrong answers is
\begin{array}{rcl}
384\div8=48.
\end{array}
The number of correct answers is
\begin{array}{rcl}
80-48=32.
\end{array}
__Method 2: Simple Algebra__

Let the number of correct answers be $C$, and the number of wrong answer be $W$.

Since the total number of questions is 80, we have,
\begin{array}{rcl}
C+W=80.\tag{1}
\end{array}
Since for every correct answer gives 6 marks, and every wrong aswer deducts 2 mark(s), the total score is,
\begin{array}{rcl}
6C-2W=96.\tag{2}
\end{array}
Multiplying both sides of (1) by 6 we have,
\begin{array}{rcl}
2C+2W=160.\tag{3}
\end{array}
We can eliminate $W$ by summing up the left side of (2) and (3), and also summing up the right side of (2) and (3),
\begin{array}{rcl}
8C=256.\tag{4}
\end{array}
Therefore the number of correct answer is
\begin{array}{rcl}
C&=&256\div8\\
&=&32.\tag{5}
\end{array}
From (5) and (1) we have the number of wrong answer
\begin{array}{rcl}
W&=&80-32\\
&=&48.\tag{6}
\end{array}

You are Right

__Method 1: Method of Assumption__

Assume Bill Gates answered all the 80 questions correctly, and each correct answer has 6 marks, then Bill Gates should score 480 marks,
\begin{array}{rcl}
80\times6=480.
\end{array}
For every question Bill Gates answered wrongly, Bill Gates will lose,
\begin{array}{rcl}
6+2=8.
\end{array}
marks.

Since Bill Gates only scored 96 marks, therefore Bill Gates totally lost
\begin{array}{rcl}
480-96=384.
\end{array}
marks due to the questions answered wrongly.

Therefore the number of wrong answers is
\begin{array}{rcl}
384\div8=48.
\end{array}
The number of correct answers is
\begin{array}{rcl}
80-48=32.
\end{array}
__Method 2: Simple Algebra__

Let the number of correct answers be $C$, and the number of wrong answer be $W$.

Since the total number of questions is 80, we have,
\begin{array}{rcl}
C+W=80.\tag{1}
\end{array}
Since for every correct answer gives 6 marks, and every wrong aswer deducts 2 mark(s), the total score is,
\begin{array}{rcl}
6C-2W=96.\tag{2}
\end{array}
Multiplying both sides of (1) by 6 we have,
\begin{array}{rcl}
2C+2W=160.\tag{3}
\end{array}
We can eliminate $W$ by summing up the left side of (2) and (3), and also summing up the right side of (2) and (3),
\begin{array}{rcl}
8C=256.\tag{4}
\end{array}
Therefore the number of correct answer is
\begin{array}{rcl}
C&=&256\div8\\
&=&32.\tag{5}
\end{array}
From (5) and (1) we have the number of wrong answer
\begin{array}{rcl}
W&=&80-32\\
&=&48.\tag{6}
\end{array}

Ava attended a Australian Maths Trust (AMT). Ava answered all 20 questions. For each correct answer, Ava will get 6 marks. However, for each wrong answer, Ava will be deducted by 2 mark(s). If Ava scored 120 marks in total, how many questions did Ava answer correctly?

23

26

16

20

Sorry. Please check the correct answer below.

__Method 1: Method of Assumption__

Assume Ava answered all the 20 questions correctly, and each correct answer has 6 marks, then Ava should score 120 marks,
\begin{array}{rcl}
20\times6=120.
\end{array}
For every question Ava answered wrongly, Ava will lose,
\begin{array}{rcl}
6+2=8.
\end{array}
marks.

Since Ava only scored 120 marks, therefore Ava totally lost
\begin{array}{rcl}
120-120=0.
\end{array}
marks due to the questions answered wrongly.

Therefore the number of wrong answers is
\begin{array}{rcl}
0\div8=0.
\end{array}
The number of correct answers is
\begin{array}{rcl}
20-0=20.
\end{array}
__Method 2: Simple Algebra__

Let the number of correct answers be $C$, and the number of wrong answer be $W$.

Since the total number of questions is 20, we have,
\begin{array}{rcl}
C+W=20.\tag{1}
\end{array}
Since for every correct answer gives 6 marks, and every wrong aswer deducts 2 mark(s), the total score is,
\begin{array}{rcl}
6C-2W=120.\tag{2}
\end{array}
Multiplying both sides of (1) by 6 we have,
\begin{array}{rcl}
2C+2W=40.\tag{3}
\end{array}
We can eliminate $W$ by summing up the left side of (2) and (3), and also summing up the right side of (2) and (3),
\begin{array}{rcl}
8C=160.\tag{4}
\end{array}
Therefore the number of correct answer is
\begin{array}{rcl}
C&=&160\div8\\
&=&20.\tag{5}
\end{array}
From (5) and (1) we have the number of wrong answer
\begin{array}{rcl}
W&=&20-20\\
&=&0.\tag{6}
\end{array}

You are Right

__Method 1: Method of Assumption__

Assume Ava answered all the 20 questions correctly, and each correct answer has 6 marks, then Ava should score 120 marks,
\begin{array}{rcl}
20\times6=120.
\end{array}
For every question Ava answered wrongly, Ava will lose,
\begin{array}{rcl}
6+2=8.
\end{array}
marks.

Since Ava only scored 120 marks, therefore Ava totally lost
\begin{array}{rcl}
120-120=0.
\end{array}
marks due to the questions answered wrongly.

Therefore the number of wrong answers is
\begin{array}{rcl}
0\div8=0.
\end{array}
The number of correct answers is
\begin{array}{rcl}
20-0=20.
\end{array}
__Method 2: Simple Algebra__

Let the number of correct answers be $C$, and the number of wrong answer be $W$.

Since the total number of questions is 20, we have,
\begin{array}{rcl}
C+W=20.\tag{1}
\end{array}
Since for every correct answer gives 6 marks, and every wrong aswer deducts 2 mark(s), the total score is,
\begin{array}{rcl}
6C-2W=120.\tag{2}
\end{array}
Multiplying both sides of (1) by 6 we have,
\begin{array}{rcl}
2C+2W=40.\tag{3}
\end{array}
We can eliminate $W$ by summing up the left side of (2) and (3), and also summing up the right side of (2) and (3),
\begin{array}{rcl}
8C=160.\tag{4}
\end{array}
Therefore the number of correct answer is
\begin{array}{rcl}
C&=&160\div8\\
&=&20.\tag{5}
\end{array}
From (5) and (1) we have the number of wrong answer
\begin{array}{rcl}
W&=&20-20\\
&=&0.\tag{6}
\end{array}

James attended a Singapore Maths Olympaid (SMO). James answered all 98 questions. For each correct answer, James will get 6 marks. However, for each wrong answer, James will be deducted by 2 mark(s). If James scored 108 marks in total, how many questions did James answer wrongly?

38

40

66

60

Sorry. Please check the correct answer below.

__Method 1: Method of Assumption__

Assume James answered all the 98 questions correctly, and each correct answer has 6 marks, then James should score 588 marks,
\begin{array}{rcl}
98\times6=588.
\end{array}
For every question James answered wrongly, James will lose,
\begin{array}{rcl}
6+2=8.
\end{array}
marks.

Since James only scored 108 marks, therefore James totally lost
\begin{array}{rcl}
588-108=480.
\end{array}
marks due to the questions answered wrongly.

Therefore the number of wrong answers is
\begin{array}{rcl}
480\div8=60.
\end{array}
The number of correct answers is
\begin{array}{rcl}
98-60=38.
\end{array}
__Method 2: Simple Algebra__

Let the number of correct answers be $C$, and the number of wrong answer be $W$.

Since the total number of questions is 98, we have,
\begin{array}{rcl}
C+W=98.\tag{1}
\end{array}
Since for every correct answer gives 6 marks, and every wrong aswer deducts 2 mark(s), the total score is,
\begin{array}{rcl}
6C-2W=108.\tag{2}
\end{array}
Multiplying both sides of (1) by 6 we have,
\begin{array}{rcl}
2C+2W=196.\tag{3}
\end{array}
We can eliminate $W$ by summing up the left side of (2) and (3), and also summing up the right side of (2) and (3),
\begin{array}{rcl}
8C=304.\tag{4}
\end{array}
Therefore the number of correct answer is
\begin{array}{rcl}
C&=&304\div8\\
&=&38.\tag{5}
\end{array}
From (5) and (1) we have the number of wrong answer
\begin{array}{rcl}
W&=&98-38\\
&=&60.\tag{6}
\end{array}

You are Right

__Method 1: Method of Assumption__

Assume James answered all the 98 questions correctly, and each correct answer has 6 marks, then James should score 588 marks,
\begin{array}{rcl}
98\times6=588.
\end{array}
For every question James answered wrongly, James will lose,
\begin{array}{rcl}
6+2=8.
\end{array}
marks.

Since James only scored 108 marks, therefore James totally lost
\begin{array}{rcl}
588-108=480.
\end{array}
marks due to the questions answered wrongly.

Therefore the number of wrong answers is
\begin{array}{rcl}
480\div8=60.
\end{array}
The number of correct answers is
\begin{array}{rcl}
98-60=38.
\end{array}
__Method 2: Simple Algebra__

Let the number of correct answers be $C$, and the number of wrong answer be $W$.

Since the total number of questions is 98, we have,
\begin{array}{rcl}
C+W=98.\tag{1}
\end{array}
Since for every correct answer gives 6 marks, and every wrong aswer deducts 2 mark(s), the total score is,
\begin{array}{rcl}
6C-2W=108.\tag{2}
\end{array}
Multiplying both sides of (1) by 6 we have,
\begin{array}{rcl}
2C+2W=196.\tag{3}
\end{array}
We can eliminate $W$ by summing up the left side of (2) and (3), and also summing up the right side of (2) and (3),
\begin{array}{rcl}
8C=304.\tag{4}
\end{array}
Therefore the number of correct answer is
\begin{array}{rcl}
C&=&304\div8\\
&=&38.\tag{5}
\end{array}
From (5) and (1) we have the number of wrong answer
\begin{array}{rcl}
W&=&98-38\\
&=&60.\tag{6}
\end{array}

James attended a Australian Maths Trust (AMT). James answered all 49 questions. For each correct answer, James will get 4 marks. However, for each wrong answer, James will be deducted by 1 mark(s). If James scored 56 marks in total, how many questions did James answer correctly?

21

19

23

25

Sorry. Please check the correct answer below.

__Method 1: Method of Assumption__

Assume James answered all the 49 questions correctly, and each correct answer has 4 marks, then James should score 196 marks,
\begin{array}{rcl}
49\times4=196.
\end{array}
For every question James answered wrongly, James will lose,
\begin{array}{rcl}
4+1=5.
\end{array}
marks.

Since James only scored 56 marks, therefore James totally lost
\begin{array}{rcl}
196-56=140.
\end{array}
marks due to the questions answered wrongly.

Therefore the number of wrong answers is
\begin{array}{rcl}
140\div5=28.
\end{array}
The number of correct answers is
\begin{array}{rcl}
49-28=21.
\end{array}
__Method 2: Simple Algebra__

Let the number of correct answers be $C$, and the number of wrong answer be $W$.

Since the total number of questions is 49, we have,
\begin{array}{rcl}
C+W=49.\tag{1}
\end{array}
Since for every correct answer gives 4 marks, and every wrong aswer deducts 1 mark(s), the total score is,
\begin{array}{rcl}
4C-1W=56.\tag{2}
\end{array}
We can eliminate $W$ by summing up the left side of (1) and (2), and also summing up the right side of (1) and (2),
\begin{array}{rcl}
5C=105.\tag{4}
\end{array}
Therefore the number of correct answer is
\begin{array}{rcl}
C&=&105\div5\\
&=&21.\tag{5}
\end{array}
From (4) and (1) we have the number of wrong answer
\begin{array}{rcl}
W&=&49-21\\
&=&28.\tag{6}
\end{array}

You are Right

__Method 1: Method of Assumption__

Assume James answered all the 49 questions correctly, and each correct answer has 4 marks, then James should score 196 marks,
\begin{array}{rcl}
49\times4=196.
\end{array}
For every question James answered wrongly, James will lose,
\begin{array}{rcl}
4+1=5.
\end{array}
marks.

Since James only scored 56 marks, therefore James totally lost
\begin{array}{rcl}
196-56=140.
\end{array}
marks due to the questions answered wrongly.

Therefore the number of wrong answers is
\begin{array}{rcl}
140\div5=28.
\end{array}
The number of correct answers is
\begin{array}{rcl}
49-28=21.
\end{array}
__Method 2: Simple Algebra__

Let the number of correct answers be $C$, and the number of wrong answer be $W$.

Since the total number of questions is 49, we have,
\begin{array}{rcl}
C+W=49.\tag{1}
\end{array}
Since for every correct answer gives 4 marks, and every wrong aswer deducts 1 mark(s), the total score is,
\begin{array}{rcl}
4C-1W=56.\tag{2}
\end{array}
We can eliminate $W$ by summing up the left side of (1) and (2), and also summing up the right side of (1) and (2),
\begin{array}{rcl}
5C=105.\tag{4}
\end{array}
Therefore the number of correct answer is
\begin{array}{rcl}
C&=&105\div5\\
&=&21.\tag{5}
\end{array}
From (4) and (1) we have the number of wrong answer
\begin{array}{rcl}
W&=&49-21\\
&=&28.\tag{6}
\end{array}

Noah attended a South-East Asia Maths Olympaid (SEAMO). Noah answered all 24 questions. For each correct answer, Noah will get 5 marks. However, for each wrong answer, Noah will be deducted by 1 mark(s). If Noah scored 60 marks in total, how many questions did Noah answer wrongly?

15

5

10

6

Sorry. Please check the correct answer below.

__Method 1: Method of Assumption__

Assume Noah answered all the 24 questions correctly, and each correct answer has 5 marks, then Noah should score 120 marks,
\begin{array}{rcl}
24\times5=120.
\end{array}
For every question Noah answered wrongly, Noah will lose,
\begin{array}{rcl}
5+1=6.
\end{array}
marks.

Since Noah only scored 60 marks, therefore Noah totally lost
\begin{array}{rcl}
120-60=60.
\end{array}
marks due to the questions answered wrongly.

Therefore the number of wrong answers is
\begin{array}{rcl}
60\div6=10.
\end{array}
The number of correct answers is
\begin{array}{rcl}
24-10=14.
\end{array}
__Method 2: Simple Algebra__

Let the number of correct answers be $C$, and the number of wrong answer be $W$.

Since the total number of questions is 24, we have,
\begin{array}{rcl}
C+W=24.\tag{1}
\end{array}
Since for every correct answer gives 5 marks, and every wrong aswer deducts 1 mark(s), the total score is,
\begin{array}{rcl}
5C-1W=60.\tag{2}
\end{array}
We can eliminate $W$ by summing up the left side of (1) and (2), and also summing up the right side of (1) and (2),
\begin{array}{rcl}
6C=84.\tag{4}
\end{array}
Therefore the number of correct answer is
\begin{array}{rcl}
C&=&84\div6\\
&=&14.\tag{5}
\end{array}
From (4) and (1) we have the number of wrong answer
\begin{array}{rcl}
W&=&24-14\\
&=&10.\tag{6}
\end{array}

You are Right

__Method 1: Method of Assumption__

Assume Noah answered all the 24 questions correctly, and each correct answer has 5 marks, then Noah should score 120 marks,
\begin{array}{rcl}
24\times5=120.
\end{array}
For every question Noah answered wrongly, Noah will lose,
\begin{array}{rcl}
5+1=6.
\end{array}
marks.

Since Noah only scored 60 marks, therefore Noah totally lost
\begin{array}{rcl}
120-60=60.
\end{array}
marks due to the questions answered wrongly.

Therefore the number of wrong answers is
\begin{array}{rcl}
60\div6=10.
\end{array}
The number of correct answers is
\begin{array}{rcl}
24-10=14.
\end{array}
__Method 2: Simple Algebra__

Let the number of correct answers be $C$, and the number of wrong answer be $W$.

Since the total number of questions is 24, we have,
\begin{array}{rcl}
C+W=24.\tag{1}
\end{array}
Since for every correct answer gives 5 marks, and every wrong aswer deducts 1 mark(s), the total score is,
\begin{array}{rcl}
5C-1W=60.\tag{2}
\end{array}
We can eliminate $W$ by summing up the left side of (1) and (2), and also summing up the right side of (1) and (2),
\begin{array}{rcl}
6C=84.\tag{4}
\end{array}
Therefore the number of correct answer is
\begin{array}{rcl}
C&=&84\div6\\
&=&14.\tag{5}
\end{array}
From (4) and (1) we have the number of wrong answer
\begin{array}{rcl}
W&=&24-14\\
&=&10.\tag{6}
\end{array}

James attended a Chinese Multiple Choices Test. James answered all 65 questions. For each correct answer, James will get 6 marks. However, for each wrong answer, James will be deducted by 2 mark(s). If James scored 102 marks in total, how many questions did James answer correctly?

26

28

29

24

Sorry. Please check the correct answer below.

__Method 1: Method of Assumption__

Assume James answered all the 65 questions correctly, and each correct answer has 6 marks, then James should score 390 marks,
\begin{array}{rcl}
65\times6=390.
\end{array}
For every question James answered wrongly, James will lose,
\begin{array}{rcl}
6+2=8.
\end{array}
marks.

Since James only scored 102 marks, therefore James totally lost
\begin{array}{rcl}
390-102=288.
\end{array}
marks due to the questions answered wrongly.

Therefore the number of wrong answers is
\begin{array}{rcl}
288\div8=36.
\end{array}
The number of correct answers is
\begin{array}{rcl}
65-36=29.
\end{array}
__Method 2: Simple Algebra__

Let the number of correct answers be $C$, and the number of wrong answer be $W$.

Since the total number of questions is 65, we have,
\begin{array}{rcl}
C+W=65.\tag{1}
\end{array}
Since for every correct answer gives 6 marks, and every wrong aswer deducts 2 mark(s), the total score is,
\begin{array}{rcl}
6C-2W=102.\tag{2}
\end{array}
Multiplying both sides of (1) by 6 we have,
\begin{array}{rcl}
2C+2W=130.\tag{3}
\end{array}
We can eliminate $W$ by summing up the left side of (2) and (3), and also summing up the right side of (2) and (3),
\begin{array}{rcl}
8C=232.\tag{4}
\end{array}
Therefore the number of correct answer is
\begin{array}{rcl}
C&=&232\div8\\
&=&29.\tag{5}
\end{array}
From (5) and (1) we have the number of wrong answer
\begin{array}{rcl}
W&=&65-29\\
&=&36.\tag{6}
\end{array}

You are Right

__Method 1: Method of Assumption__

Assume James answered all the 65 questions correctly, and each correct answer has 6 marks, then James should score 390 marks,
\begin{array}{rcl}
65\times6=390.
\end{array}
For every question James answered wrongly, James will lose,
\begin{array}{rcl}
6+2=8.
\end{array}
marks.

Since James only scored 102 marks, therefore James totally lost
\begin{array}{rcl}
390-102=288.
\end{array}
marks due to the questions answered wrongly.

Therefore the number of wrong answers is
\begin{array}{rcl}
288\div8=36.
\end{array}
The number of correct answers is
\begin{array}{rcl}
65-36=29.
\end{array}
__Method 2: Simple Algebra__

Let the number of correct answers be $C$, and the number of wrong answer be $W$.

Since the total number of questions is 65, we have,
\begin{array}{rcl}
C+W=65.\tag{1}
\end{array}
Since for every correct answer gives 6 marks, and every wrong aswer deducts 2 mark(s), the total score is,
\begin{array}{rcl}
6C-2W=102.\tag{2}
\end{array}
Multiplying both sides of (1) by 6 we have,
\begin{array}{rcl}
2C+2W=130.\tag{3}
\end{array}
We can eliminate $W$ by summing up the left side of (2) and (3), and also summing up the right side of (2) and (3),
\begin{array}{rcl}
8C=232.\tag{4}
\end{array}
Therefore the number of correct answer is
\begin{array}{rcl}
C&=&232\div8\\
&=&29.\tag{5}
\end{array}
From (5) and (1) we have the number of wrong answer
\begin{array}{rcl}
W&=&65-29\\
&=&36.\tag{6}
\end{array}

Sophia attended a Australian Maths Trust (AMT). Sophia answered all 19 questions. For each correct answer, Sophia will get 5 marks. However, for each wrong answer, Sophia will be deducted by 1 mark(s). If Sophia scored 65 marks in total, how many questions did Sophia answer correctly?

14

12

20