How Many Games in the Tournament?
Date: 01/15/2002 at 22:11:26 From: Crumpy Subject: Tournament Games There are eight teams in a single-elimination tournament. Each team gets to play until it loses. How many games will be played in the tournament?
Date: 01/16/2002 at 11:16:40 From: Doctor Paul Subject: Tournament Games In the first round, eight teams play four games. In the 2nd round, four teams play two games. In the final round, the remaining two teams play one game. Thus there are 4 + 2 + 1 = 7 games played by the 8 teams. I hope this helps. Please write back if you'd like to talk about this some more. - Doctor Paul, The Math Forum http://mathforum.org/dr.math/
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