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    Question Combinations

    Hi, I'm looking for how to create a win or lose (no ties) combination in an excel for 16 teams and 8 games. I know there are 256 combinations, but how can I have this combinations listed in excel?
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    Try this: in column A, put the numbers 0 to 255 (a zero in A1, A2: =A1+1 , drag down).
    Next, B1: =DEC2BIN(A1,8) -> drag down. That's basically the binary representation of the numbers.
    Now you basically have your answer: all possible combinations, where every digit of the number represents one game and 0 means "team A wins" and 1 means "team B wins". You could grab the individual digits with a MID function.
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