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100 points for $49 worth of Veritas practice GMATs FREE VERITAS PRACTICE GMAT EXAMS Earn 10 Points Per Post Earn 10 Points Per Thanks Earn 10 Points Per Upvote ## A soccer tournament is organized with 32 teams participating tagged by: Brent@GMATPrepNow ##### This topic has 2 expert replies and 0 member replies ### Top Member ## A soccer tournament is organized with 32 teams participating A soccer tournament is organized with 32 teams participating, so that every game must end with a winner and the losing team is eliminated from the tournament until there is one team left. If each game is between two teams, what is the total number of games played in the tournament? A. 5 B. 15 C. 16 D. 31 E. 32 How can i solve this? OA D ### GMAT/MBA Expert GMAT Instructor Joined 09 Apr 2015 Posted: 1461 messages Followed by: 17 members Upvotes: 39 Top Reply lheiannie07 wrote: A soccer tournament is organized with 32 teams participating, so that every game must end with a winner and the losing team is eliminated from the tournament until there is one team left. If each game is between two teams, what is the total number of games played in the tournament? A. 5 B. 15 C. 16 D. 31 E. 32 In the first round, since 32 teams are playing, there will be 32/2 = 16 games played. In the second round, there will be 16/2 = 8 games played. In the third round, there will be 8/2 = 4 games played. In the fourth round, there will be 4/2 = 2 games played. In the fifth or final round, there is 1 game played. Thus, the total number of games is: 16 + 8 + 4 + 2 + 1 = 31 Answer: D _________________ Jeffrey Miller Head of GMAT Instruction ### GMAT/MBA Expert GMAT Instructor Joined 08 Dec 2008 Posted: 12418 messages Followed by: 1244 members Upvotes: 5254 GMAT Score: 770 Top Reply lheiannie07 wrote: A soccer tournament is organized with 32 teams participating, so that every game must end with a winner and the losing team is eliminated from the tournament until there is one team left. If each game is between two teams, what is the total number of games played in the tournament? A. 5 B. 15 C. 16 D. 31 E. 32 How can i solve this? OA D Fact #1: The tournament begins with 32 teams Fact #2: With each game played, 1 team leaves Fact #3: The tournament continues until only 1 team remains. So, if there are 31 games, there will be 31 teams that leave the tournament, leaving only 1 team (the winning team). Answer: D Cheers, Brent _________________ Brent Hanneson â€“ Creator of GMATPrepNow.com Use our video course along with Sign up for our free Question of the Day emails And check out all of our free resources GMAT Prep Now's comprehensive video course can be used in conjunction with Beat The GMATâ€™s FREE 60-Day Study Guide and reach your target score in 2 months! • Free Veritas GMAT Class Experience Lesson 1 Live Free Available with Beat the GMAT members only code • 1 Hour Free BEAT THE GMAT EXCLUSIVE Available with Beat the GMAT members only code • Free Practice Test & Review How would you score if you took the GMAT Available with Beat the GMAT members only code • Magoosh Study with Magoosh GMAT prep Available with Beat the GMAT members only code • 5 Day FREE Trial Study Smarter, Not Harder Available with Beat the GMAT members only code • Get 300+ Practice Questions 25 Video lessons and 6 Webinars for FREE Available with Beat the GMAT members only code • Free Trial & Practice Exam BEAT THE GMAT EXCLUSIVE Available with Beat the GMAT members only code • FREE GMAT Exam Know how you'd score today for$0

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