# How many games must be played to determine a champion?

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There are 97 baseball team participating in a tournament. The champion is chosen by the usual elimination scheme. That is, all teams are divided into pairs, and two teams of each pair play against each other. The loser of each pair is eliminated, and the remaining teams are paired up again.

How many games must be played to determine a champion?

posted May 12, 2014

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96 Games to be played

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