95 games ?
Can you tell me your logic? You’re in the “close, but no cigar!” category 🙂
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. 😀
Hmm. Did you remember to include the final at the end, after that division by 2…? 😛
97 it is !
Veteran’s apprentice 😀
I will need your inputs to get this concept crystal clear 🙂
P.S. Tennis tournaments
How is 95 + 1 = 97? 😮 There is no play-off for the 3rd/4th place (yeh world T20 nahin hai dost!)
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 😦
Yes, there is a 10-second solution 🙂 But we’ll leave that for Thursday…
Looking forward to that ! 🙂
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 !
That’s exactly the method and answer given? What’s the problem?
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