In Chapter 9 of The Outsiders, how are the winners of the rumble determined?

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sy4y | Student, Grade 11 | (Level 1) eNoter

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they are determined by whichever group--the socs or the greasers-- run away, in which this case, the greasers win.

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This winners of the rumble were determined by who ran first.  It is true that a member of Tim Shepard's gang did break the rules but that was not a determining factor.  The point of a rumble was to show who was toughest, who could take more.  By running, the opposing gang was admitting defeat.

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dragonoid | Student, Grade 9 | (Level 1) Honors

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The winners were determined when one group ran away.

The greasers ended up winning when a member of Tim Shepard's gang uses a metal pipe, which was against the rules.

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