Sunday, March 16, 2014

62: Basketball.

There are 68 teams in the U.S. College Basketball Tournament.  The bottom eight play an extra round; the winners get the bottom seeds in the main tournament.  The main bracket has 64 teams in a single elimination tournament.

In the main bracket, how many games will be played, total?

If you just flipped a coin, what is the probability that you'd win them all?

Warren Buffet has offered $1 Billion Dollars to anyone who does pick all the games. What are the chances he will lose 1/60th of his money?

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