word problem

If there are 3 teams, then the possible outcomes are

1 => 2

1 => 3

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2 => 1

2 => 3

3 => 1

3 => 2

So each team plays 4(=2*(3-1)) games and there are 6(=3*(3-1)) games in total.

If there are 4 teams, then the possible outcomes are

1 => 4

2 => 4

3 => 4

4 => 1

4 => 2

4 => 3

So each team plays 6(=2*(4-1)) games and there are 12(=4*(4-1)) games in total.

and continuing like this

If there are n teams,

each team will play 2(n - 1) games and

there will be a total of n(n - 1) games played.

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