CS:GO Question Appears on Math Exam Paper in Vietnam

Aditya Singh Rawat
22/Feb/2021 06:00 pm

A question based around CS:GO appeared on a practice math exam in Vietnam which has the whole CS:GO community wracking their brains.
The question involves a player trying to hit the enemy with a Desert Eagle and revolves around the concept of chance and probability.
The final verdict by the CS:GO community was that the correct answer to the question unfortunately did not match any of the given options.

A question based around CS:GO recently appeared in a practice mathematics paper in Vietnam. The math question was based around the concept of probability and chance, leaving the CS:GO community wracking their brains as they attempted to solve it. The kids are lucky to have a brilliant math teacher who seems to be a CS:GO enthusiast as well, coming up with this interesting question where students had to guess “probability of taking down the enemy in 7 shots,” based on a set of prerequisite conditions. One thing which the community instantly pointed out was that the player in question was probably on an eco-round as he was mentioned holding a “Desert Eagle”.

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Question around CS:GO appears on math exam in Vietnam

The following question recently appeared on a practice math examination in Vietnam and it has taken the CS:GO community by storm as everyone tries to come up with a solution,

“Question: A player is holding a Desert Eagle and facing an enemy. Each shot he fires has 50% chance of hitting the enemy. If the shot is accurate, there's also a 20% chance of it being a headshot which will kill the target immediately, otherwise, it requires 3 shots to take down the enemy. What is the probability that the player takes down the enemy in 7 shots?”

The above question was originally in Vietnamese and was translated into English by ‘u/workerq1’. A lot of community members appreciated the math teacher who clearly seems to be a Counter-Strike enthusiast, for coming up with such an interesting question which more or less aligns with the actual game mechanics also.

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A lot of users came up with a solution which unfortunately did not match with any of the given options, “A. 75.625% B. 87.25% C. 85.125% D. 78.5%”. This lead to a lot of confusion, but one thing which almost everyone agreed upon was that the player in question was definitely on an eco-round as he was playing with a Desert Eagle.

Another thing everyone pointed out was that he was playing against passive bots because the opponent was not shooting back. Well, what can I say us CS:GO players do analyze everything in great detail and sometimes end up using a bit more logic than actually necessary. However, it was great to see that a question featuring CS:GO was used in a math paper in a proper manner, but I do wonder what the answer could be!


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Aditya Singh Rawat is the in-house CS:GO editor at AFK Gaming. While his understanding of the esports space is not restricted by geographical borders, his current focus lies in the Asian region. Understands and follows almost all major esport titles.