Team Mathematics

A coach wants to form 5 teams from 20  players of 11 girls and 9 boys. Each team will have 4 members with its leader being elected from the majority sex in that team.

Without prejudice of sex discrimination, how would the coach divide them into 5 teams of 4 single sex or mixed sexes,  so that there would be more boy leaders than girl leaders ?

Hint: Common sense fools you that there are more girls (11) than boys (9), so …

Answer: below
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GGGG (1st Girl Leader)
GGGG (2nd Girl Leader)
BBBG (1st Boy Leader)
BBBG (2nd Boy Leader)
BBBG (3rd Boy Leader)

Tactic: ‘waste’ the extra girls into Boy’s teams.

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