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Mean Games Played by a Winning Team

In a 8-team double-elimination tournament, the winning team may play 4,5,6 or 7 games. Based on the results of a large number of such tournaments, there is a probability of 0.1335 of winning in4 game, 0.3355 of winning in 5, 0.34757 of winning in 6, and 0.1853 of winning 7 games.

Find the mean of games played by the winning of 8-team double-elimination tournament.

Round to four decimal places.

Solution Summary

Solution attaches an Excel spreadsheet showing how to find the mean number of games a tournament-winning team plays.