**Singles table tennis tournament is held at Infosys, a total of 32 players participated in the tournament. If a player is eliminated ****as soon as the player loses a match. How many matches are required to declare the winner?**

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Click here to See Solution**Solution 1:**

Lets say first player is the best player and he will win all the matches, now assume he plays match against all others and defeat them, thus a total of 31 matches will be required for him to do so.

**Solution 2:**

Lets say we first have 16 matches, it will eliminate 16 persons.

Next we have 8 matches it will further eliminate 8 persons, leaving with us 8.

Next we again have 4 matches, leaving 4 persons.

Next 2 matches, leaving two finalists, and 1 match in finalist will decide the winner.

Thus a total of 16+8+4+2+1 = 31 matches will be needed to declare the winner.

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taq says

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Shweta Salunkhe says

31