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Puzzle IconDuring the recent BrainBashers football competition, 5 schools were competing.

Each school played each other once, with 2 points for a win, 1 point for a draw, 0 points if they lost.

Here are the final points after all of the matches:

Longton     6
Fenton      5
Blurton     4
Hulton      2

Fulton      ==?==

How many points did Fulton end the season with?

[Ref: ZBIL] © Kevin Stone

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Answer: 3.

Since there were 5 teams in the league there were a total of 10 possible games (either way around):

   Longton  vs  Fenton
   Longton  vs  Blurton
   Longton  vs  Hulton
   Longton  vs  Fulton
   Fenton   vs  Blurton
   Fenton   vs  Hulton
   Fenton   vs  Fulton
   Blurton  vs  Hulton
   Blurton  vs  Fulton
   Hulton   vs  Fulton

Since each game distributed 2 points to the two teams there were a total of 20 points available to the league.

The results shown add to 17, leaving the remaining 3 to Fulton.


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