Sir,
there is a different way of looking at this problem..
It takes one game to eliminate a loser.
So, in order to have a distinct winner, you will have to eliminate the remaining 96 players.
So, in order to eliminate 96 other players, 96 games are played.. which eventually helps in deciding the winner !

95 games ?

Can you tell me your logic? You’re in the “close, but no cigar!” category ðŸ™‚

regards

J

Haha !

I started by 96 games, and kept on diving by 2. When there were 3 games, then I added the one game to make a total of 4, and again divided by 2.

I wasn’t confident, anyway. ðŸ˜€

Hmm. Did you remember to include the final at the end, after that division by 2…? ðŸ˜›

regards

J

97 it is !

Veteran’s apprentice ðŸ˜€

I will need your inputs to get this concept crystal clear ðŸ™‚

P.S. Tennis tournaments

How is 95 + 1 = 97? ðŸ˜® There is no play-off for the 3rd/4th place (yeh world T20 nahin hai dost!)

regards

J

play-off ! Lol..

Oh.. I am sorry. Realised my mistake; I was adding 4 instead of 3.

Can we generalise for an odd number of teams ?

P.S. really acting catatonic ðŸ˜¦

Yes, there is a 10-second solution ðŸ™‚ But we’ll leave that for Thursday…

regards

J

Looking forward to that ! ðŸ™‚

Sir,

there is a different way of looking at this problem..

It takes one game to eliminate a loser.

So, in order to have a distinct winner, you will have to eliminate the remaining 96 players.

So, in order to eliminate 96 other players, 96 games are played.. which eventually helps in deciding the winner !

-Nandh

That’s exactly the method and answer given? What’s the problem?

regards

J