Counting triangles

Madhusudanan, Sundarraman (2016) Counting triangles. At Right Angles, 5 (3). pp. 24-27. ISSN 2582-1873

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Abstract

In this article, I study the problem of counting the number of triangles formed in a triangle if n segments are drawn from one vertex to its opposite side, and h segments are drawn from another vertex to its opposite side. This kind of counting problem is often seen in puzzle collections; e.g.: “Count the number of triangles visible in Figure 1”. Making a manual count for such a problem is tedious; also, it is easy to make an error in the count. We need a more analytic and systematic procedure.

Item Type: Articles in APF Magazines
Authors: Madhusudanan, Sundarraman
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English
Uncontrolled Keywords: Triangles, Counting, Combinations
Subjects: Natural Sciences > Mathematics
Divisions: Azim Premji University > University Publications > At Right Angles
Full Text Status: Public
URI: http://publications.azimpremjifoundation.org/id/eprint/3127
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