All about flooble | fun stuff | Get a free chatterbox | Free JavaScript | Avatars    
perplexus dot info

Home > Games
The Tournament (Posted on 2004-06-15) Difficulty: 2 of 5
In a basketball tournament, there are teams named 1 through 8, such that a lower number team is better than a higher numbered team. (1 is best, 2 is second best... 8 is worst) Also, a better team will always win over a worse team. (There are no upsets)

?-\__
?-/  |
     |--\
?-\__|  |
?-/     |
        |-WINNER
?-\__   |
?-/  |  |
     |--/
?-\__|
?-/
Here is the grid for the tournament

If the better team always wins (there are no upsets) and if the pairing is completely random, what is the easiest way to figure the probability that team 2 doesn't win second place?

See The Solution Submitted by Gamer    
Rating: 2.4000 (5 votes)

Comments: ( You must be logged in to post comments.)
  Subject Author Date
AmazingNick Williams2004-07-21 20:09:07
SolutionMay be like this...Strahinja2004-07-10 05:18:16
SolutionNo SubjectDavid2004-07-07 01:29:55
easy...Strahinja2004-07-02 09:28:23
The Answer is Easy...seant2004-06-18 20:40:56
just a guesskristi2004-06-18 00:56:10
re: this is easyCharlie2004-06-15 13:02:49
Solutionthis is easynate2004-06-15 12:58:01
Solutionre: So why not do it the hard way? WHY NOT EVEN HARDERAdy TZIDON2004-06-15 12:05:18
SolutionSo why not do it the hard way?Jer2004-06-15 09:09:21
SolutionSimplee.g.2004-06-15 07:59:06
ELEMENTARY, DEAR WATSONAdy TZIDON2004-06-15 06:11:39
Please log in:
Login:
Password:
Remember me:
Sign up! | Forgot password


Search:
Search body:
Forums (0)
Newest Problems
Random Problem
FAQ | About This Site
Site Statistics
New Comments (2)
Unsolved Problems
Top Rated Problems
This month's top
Most Commented On

Chatterbox:
Copyright © 2002 - 2017 by Animus Pactum Consulting. All rights reserved. Privacy Information