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Once upon a time, there were two Billionaire Brothers who had a lot of money to waste. One of them proposed to hold a competition in one of their houses. The other brother agreed with this so they placed posters all around town to invite people to join their competition.

The next month there were a total of 467 people who attended the competition. The attendees were given the choice to join either a monopoly competition or a chess competition. The competitions were held in two rooms of the house, one room for the monopoly players and one room for the chess players. The brothers attended both games as judges and both of them remained in a third room which had walls filled with screens containing a continuous camera feed of both competitions. Only 152 people went to Chess while the rest went to Monopoly.

I want you to figure out how many people joined the Competition of Monopoly?


Optional

In your opinion which game is better?

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    $\begingroup$ "There were two rooms in the house" - "both of them remained in the third room". Is this a mistake or part of the riddle? $\endgroup$ – kl78 Nov 16 '18 at 11:09
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    $\begingroup$ The title is a bit misleading, both brothers are according to your story in the third room so that would be 2 but your question asks how many people are playing monopoly. $\endgroup$ – Marco Geertsma Nov 16 '18 at 12:05
  • $\begingroup$ @kl78 its part of riddle $\endgroup$ – A Cool Guy Nov 16 '18 at 12:16
  • $\begingroup$ @MarcoGeertsma pls change the title to what u think is appropriate $\endgroup$ – A Cool Guy Nov 16 '18 at 12:16
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    $\begingroup$ Linguistically, there are a lot of things a bit weird. The first is the 2 vs 3 rooms, which was mentioned to be intentional. Then there's a competition, which is then called a game, which consists of two competitions. There are screens filled with cameras, rather than video images (from cameras). The Competition of Monopoly could be the same as the Monopoly Competition, but it's not truly a given. And waste money? Should that be money to waste or did they earn the money in the waste management? I suppose not all of that is intentional... $\endgroup$ – Jasper Nov 16 '18 at 15:13
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My answer is

313
(467 - 2 brothers) - 152


Since OP stated that the third room predicament was intentional and part of the question I'm adding another possible solution

My answer for the title question

2, since only the two brothers are in the third room to observe the others.

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Stuck mid-way

Excluding the brothers, there are 465-152 = 313 people. Since monopoly is game of 2-8 players so considering each game includes all 8 players, then 1 player will not able to play so 312 people.


The same scenario works if for each game maximum 2, 3, 4, 6 or 8 players are allowed and still there will be 1 player who will not be able to play


However, this theory does not work if each game has maximum 5 and 7 players.

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Optional

I Prefer Monopoly Rather Then Chess

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