CAT Question

128 players start in the men's singles at a tennis tournament, where in this number reduces to half on every succeeding round. How many matches are played totally in the event?
  • a)
    63
  • b)
    48
  • c)
    127
  • d)
    64
Correct answer is option 'C'. Can you explain this answer?

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Answers

Praveen
Jul 26, 2019
If there is one winner out of 128 people, there are 127 losers. Thus to lose 127 matches,127 matches have to be played.

If there is one winner out of 128 people, there are 127 losers. Thus to lose 127 matches,127 matches have to be played.
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If there is one winner out of 128 people, there are 127 losers. Thus to lose 127 matches,127 matches have to be played.