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Maths Week: Your Wednesday puzzle

Go forth and multiply.

IT’S MATHS WEEK, and as is our annual tradition here, we’re setting you a puzzle a day with all answers published on the site on Sunday.

Get puzzling!


In a knock- out tennis tournament there are 32 contestants.
a. How many matches will the eventual winner play?
b. How many matches will there be in in total?

2. In a round robin competition every contestant plays every other contestant. If there are 5 contestants, how many matches will there be?

All answers will be published on on Sunday. 

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