# Total number of games played

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97 baseball teams participate in an annual state tournament. The champion is chosen for this tournament by the usual elimination scheme. That is, the 97 teams are divided into pairs, and the two teams of each pair play against each other. The loser of each pair is eliminated, and the remaining teams are paired up again, etc. How many games must be played to determine a champion?

JamesBond Pundit Asked on 23rd July 2015 in

96. All teams but the champion team will lose a game exactly once.

John123 Expert Answered on 23rd July 2015.

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