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Greg the Golfer is the most talked-about golfer at his Country Club. After years of smashing windows with his slices and scooping divots, he finally got his game figured out. No matter what club he uses, the ball he hits always travels one of two distances. Greg has it worked it out so that by combining these two shots, sometimes hitting two long shots and one short shot, for example, he can play the front nine of the course in 26 strokes. He always plays in a straight line from tee to cup, since his hooks and slices are in the past. Sometimes he hits the ball past the green but he always makes up for it with his short shot. It doesn't matter to him because he always hits it one of two distances. The question is this: What are the two distances that Greg uses in hitting into history? Remember this: Greg's yardage for the first nine holes is 150 yards, 300 yards, 250 yards, 325 yards, 275 yards, 350 yards, 225 yards, 400 yards, and 425 yards.
AnswerGreg's two shots are a 150 yard drive and a 125 yard approach shot. The holes are made in the following way: 150 yards: 1 drive. 300 yards: 2 drives. 250 yards: 2 approaches. 325 yards: 3 drives, 1 approach back. 275 yards: 1 drive, 1 approach. 350 yards: 4 approaches, 1 drive back. 225 yards: 3 approaches, 1 drive back. 400 yards: 1 drive, 2 approaches. 425 yards: 2 drives, 1 approach.
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