Turn on thread page Beta
    • Thread Starter

    Hockey is an 11-a-side game, but a team may consist of up to 16 players, with unlimited
    substitutions allowed throughout a match of 70 minutes duration.
    Roger captains the Buccaneers hockey team. He has 16 players for today's match. He
    will play the whole match himself, as will the goalkeeper. He intends to rotate all the
    others in such a way that each of them spends the same total amount of time on the
    How much time should each player (except Roger and the goalkeeper) spend on the pitch
    during today's match?
    A 39 3/8 minutes
    B 45 minutes
    C 46 2/3 minutes
    D 48 1/8 minutes
    E 55 minutes

    The correct answer is C, but why ?? Thank you

    As it's 11 a side, but 2 players remain at all times; that leaves 9 players. 70 divided by 14 (16-2) means 5 mins each. 5 x 9 = 45 mins. The correct answer is actually B.
Which accompaniment is best?

The Student Room, Get Revising and Marked by Teachers are trading names of The Student Room Group Ltd.

Register Number: 04666380 (England and Wales), VAT No. 806 8067 22 Registered Office: International House, Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3XE

Write a reply...
Reputation gems: You get these gems as you gain rep from other members for making good contributions and giving helpful advice.