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The basketball game

The basketball game

At the end of a basketball game, the coach of one of the teams realizes that all his players, including all three reserves, have played exactly the same time.

How many minutes has each player played on the team, if the match lasted 40 minutes?

Solution

Since there are always 5 players on the field, 40 × 5 = 200 player minutes have been used in the 40 minutes of the match.

If we divide that total by 8, since we assume that everyone has played the same amount of time, we will get 25 minutes, which is what each one will have played.