Answer to Question #399 in Statistics and Probability for kingston
A singles golf tournament has 32 players. When a player loses, that player is eliminated. How many matches must be played before there is a winner?
Every time number of players will be divided by 2. So we have to find n in the equation 2^n = 32. As we know 2^5 = 32. So, we will be able to find a winner after 5 matches.