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You need to use some strategy for the exam. One of the possible strategies is so called binary strategy that somewhat reminds quicksort algorithm. The key idea that on each stage you split the questions into two more or less equal parts and answer only the "easy half" leaving more difficult questions for later. None of such strategies is infallible but just having one can help.
With adequate preparation you can expect that only
approximately 1/3 of those questions that you managed to answer can be answered
incorrectly (if this was exactly 15 questions then you lost five questions
on this stage [-5] or total 7 question in our artificial example)
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