Hint to Riddle #64: 100 People in a Circle With a Sword, Last one to Survive

64. 100 people stand in a circle in order 1 to 100. No. 1 has a sword. He kills the next person (i.e. No. 2) and gives the sword to the next living person (i.e. No. 3). All people do the same until only 1 survives. Which number survives to the end?
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Here's a tool for you to have a play with. You'll quickly work out the survivor is no 73, but why? We are going to be looking for a more general answer, or an explanation that is a bit broader than that. To get an extra clue click here

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