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100 Golfers

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Puzzle ID:#958
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Difficulty:** (1.48)
Submitted By:Michelle***
Corrected By:thompson1




There are 100 golfers in the local match play contest. Each match has only 2 players. If a player loses a match, he is immediately eliminated from the contest. How many matches will be played to determine the winner?

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Jan 20, 2006

In any knock-out competition, there is one less game than the number of players i.e. 83 players, 82 games; 91 players, 90 games. Simple.

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