**How games were played?****A **played 10, B played 15 and C played 17 games. So total number of presences are 10 + 15 + 17 = 42. Every 2 presences form a

**game. **Hence, the number of games played are 42/2 = 21.

Let's take into consideration the

**minimum** number of games that a player can play. For that, he need to loose every game that he has played. That is, if he has played first game then he must have out in second but replaced looser of second in third game. In short, he must have played

**odd** numbered of games like 1,3,5,7,9,11,13,15,17,19,21.That's

**11** games in total.

And if he had made debut in

**second** game then he must had played

**even** numbered games like 2,4,6,8,10,12,14,16,18,20. That's

**10** games in total.

Since, in the case only

**A** has played 10 games, he must have made debut in

** second **game where he

** lost** that game to make comeback in 4thgame thereby replacing looser of third game.