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September 2015

128 players start a tennis tournament. How many matches will be played ?Answer through reasoning, without any calculations. -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------      

Dear visitors,

thank you for sending me your solutions. Many of them were correct, but not optimal. ------------------------------------------------------- Here is the solution: The goal of the tournament is to eliminate 127 players. For this you need 127 matches. Thus, 127.

With best wishes

Serge Hazanov