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#869000 - 02/18/13 10:14 AM Finger Math: Tennis Anyone?
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One hundred and thirty-seven men have signed up for an elimination tennis tournament. All players are to be paired for the first round, but because 137 is an odd number one player gets a bye, which promotes him to the next round. The pairing continues on each round, with a bye to any player left over. If the schedule is planned so that a minimum number of matches is required to determine the champion, how many matches must be played?

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Edited by soot (02/19/13 10:25 PM)
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#869006 - 02/18/13 10:31 AM Re: Finger Math: Tennis Anyone? [Re: soot]
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136 (the number of people who lose)
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#869276 - 02/19/13 08:02 PM Re: Finger Math: Tennis Anyone? [Re: soot]
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1st round 68 matches w/bye
2nd round 17 matches w/bye
3rd round 9 matches
4th round 4 matches w/bye
5th round 2 matches w/bye
6th round 1 match w/bye
7th round 1 match declaring winner

Total matches 102

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#869297 - 02/19/13 10:21 PM Re: Finger Math: Tennis Anyone? [Re: soot]
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ManXman has the solution .. because 136 players must be eliminated, there must be 136 matches

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