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Posted by **Stephanie** on Wednesday, August 31, 2011 at 10:53pm.

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**Reiny**, Wednesday, August 31, 2011 at 11:26pmwork backwards ....

final game: 2 teams , 1 game

semi's : 4 teams , 2 game, total = 3 games

quarters: 8 teams, 4 games, total = 7 games

round before: 16 teams, 8 games, total = 15 games

before that : 32 teams, 16 gaMES, total = 31 games

before that: 64 teams, 32 games, total = 63 games

In a loser-elimination tournament, there cannot be a total of 42 games, unless some teams had byes.

Data seems flawed.

e.g.

for 32 teams there would be 31 games,

for 64 teams there would be 63 games

notice the the total number of teams must be a power of 2 and the total number of games is 1 less than the number of teams.

Check my thinking.

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**Reiny**, Wednesday, August 31, 2011 at 11:35pme.g. look at the draw for the men's singles at the

current US Open Tennis tournament

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