## 5122RE: [APBR_analysis] question

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• Oct 5, 2004
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This reminds me of an interesting (at least to me) thought experiment on how to answer this question: how many games are there in a 64 team, single-elimination tournament (like the good ol' version of the NCAA men's basketball tourney). There are at least three ways to answer this, and while each arrives at the same answer, one is clearly easiest:

-- draw out the bracket and count the games
-- do some math, adding together each of the rounds: 32+16+8+4+2+1
-- think about the fact that every game eliminates a team, and every team but one gets eliminated.

Not terribly related to the NBA or basketball, but anyways...

Ed O.

Sent: Tuesday, October 05, 2004 5:37 PM
To: APBR_analysis@yahoogroups.com
Subject: RE: [APBR_analysis] question

You can deduce this easily.

Each team plays 82 games.

There are 29 teams in the league.

Q1:  How many games is that?

Q2:  Because I just counted Seattle's game at Golden State, and simultaneously counted Golden State hosting Seattle, I have double-counted every game.  So what adjustment should I make to the figure in Q1?

--MKT

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From: ivan ivan [mailto:teachermrivan@...]
Sent: Tuesday, October 05, 2004 5:28 PM
To: APBR_analysis@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [APBR_analysis] question

How many games are in an NBA season?
i know 82
i mean total games
i found a number saying 1427
but i don't think that's right
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