In a tournament, each of the participants was to play one match against each of the other participants. Three players

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Q 2413201140.     In a tournament, each of the participants was to play
one match against each of the other participants.
Three players fell ill after each of them had played
three matches and had to leave the tournament. What
was the total number of participants at the beginning,
if the total number of matches played was 75?
IAS 2006 Prelims
A

08

B

10

C

12

D

15

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