Posted by **rawr... im a dinosaur.... rawr** on Friday, October 26, 2012 at 3:15pm.

The eight members of the Ping Pong Paddlers Club have a tournament in which every player plays a game against every other player. How many games are there in the tournament?

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**Dusty(:**, Friday, October 26, 2012 at 3:19pm
well you have the 8 players and they play a game with each person so you take 8 times 8 and you get 64. so there is 64 games in the tournament.

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**rawr... im a dinosaur.... rawr**, Friday, October 26, 2012 at 3:20pm
oh, okay. thank you Dusty(:

♥dino♥

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**Ms. Sue**, Friday, October 26, 2012 at 3:38pm
Each of the 8 players only plays 7 games.

Dino- Where are you going to take this problem from here?

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**rawr... im a dinosaur.... rawr**, Friday, October 26, 2012 at 3:45pm
Multiply?

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**Ms. Sue**, Friday, October 26, 2012 at 4:03pm
No.

Draw a diagram showing these games.

What do you find

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**rawr... im a dinosaur.... rawr**, Friday, October 26, 2012 at 4:30pm
I keep getting 29.

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**Ms. Sue**, Friday, October 26, 2012 at 5:02pm
Yes. 29 is correct.

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**rawr... im a dinosaur.... rawr**, Friday, October 26, 2012 at 11:30pm
But 29 is not an option, so I do not know how else to figure it out.

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