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#### Games And Tournament

Direction: In a knockout tournament 64 players participated. These 64 players are seeded from 1 to 64 with seed 1 being the top seed and seed 64 being the bottom seed. The tournament is conducted in different stages.
In stage 1 seed 1 played with seed 64 and that match is named as match 1 of stage 1, seed 2 played with seed 63 and that match is named as match 2 of stage 1, and so on.
In stage 2, winner of match 1 and match 32 of stage 1 played against each other and that match is named as Match 1 of stage 2, then winner of match 2 and match 31 of stage 1 played against each other and that match is named as Match 2 of stage 2. And so on
The same procedure is followed in further stages. Now answer the following questions.

1. What is the total number of matches in the tournament?
1. 63
2. 36
3. 127
4. None of these
##### Correct Option: A

Total number of matches is 32 + 16 + 8 + 4 +2 + 1 = 63
Or else since total number of players is 64 hence number of matches must be 64 - 1 = 63