Tennis Championship

A tennis championship is played on a knock-out basis, i.e., a player is out of the tournament when he loses a match.

1. How many players participate in the tournament if 255 matches are totally played?

2. How many matches are played in the tournament if 26 players totally participate?

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2 thoughts to “Tennis Championship”

  1. 1. 256 Players are there
    2. 25 Matches will be played

    The logic :: Let one player play and win all his matches. So to beat 255 opponents he/she plays 255 matches, so 256 players. Similarly, to beat 25 players, 25 matches are required.

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