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### Maths Wimbledon Matches Problem

Maths Wimbledon Matches Problem - 16 October

In 2012 Men's Wimbledon , 80 tennis player from across the world have come to participate.
As we know its a knock-out tournament , each player is eliminated as soon as he looses a match.

The organizer of the tournament decides to count the minimum number of required matches.

Can you help them out ?

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#### 12 comments:

1. There will be 80-1 = 79 Matches - this is because as soon as one player lost he is out of the tournament so we need 79 loosing players

2. it is seventy nine matches exactly..
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3. One match eliminates one player, so to get the top rank, 79 to be eliminated and hence 79 matches.

4. If we devide the 80 players into 2 groups;64 and 16
so we can end with 74 matches.

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