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The Mathematical Imagination, by Mika Munakata

As I sit in front of the television watching the Wimbledon men’s quarterfinal match (the one Roger Federer will eventually lose), I am reminded of a classic mathematics problem: In a single-elimination tennis tournament featuring 128 players, how many matches will be played? This seems to be a practically-minded problem. If you are the tournament […]

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