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    Simply complex

    To put it simply:

    There are 8 basketball teams, and each team plays each other team twice (For a total of 14 games). At the end, the top 2 teams move on to the next round of competition. What is the minimum number of games that a team has to win in order to qualify for the next round?

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    What happens if a team draws point wise?
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    Quote Originally Posted by w/eHeis View Post
    There are 8 basketball teams, and each team plays each other team twice (For a total of 14 games). At the end, the top 2 teams move on to the next round of competition. What is the minimum number of games that a team has to win in order to qualify for the next round?
    This is an ill-defined problem. Please review the wording.

    First, from where did the total of 14 come?
    If each team plays each other team twice, then with only four teams that is 12 games.
    Did you mean something else? Or do I not understand basketball?

    Second, what does it take for a team to advance to the next round?
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    Clearing it up

    Well, to clear things up, it says that for every win, each team is awarded a point. Losing teams receive no points and no draws can ever occur (a winner must be decided).

    As for the total amount of games:

    there are 8 teams. So one team will have to play every other team twice. So each team will play the other 7 teams, twice and for each team, they would have played a total of 14 games.
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