Time for a quick geometry lesson.
Count the number of triangles in the picture below;
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ABC, ACD, ADE, BCD, BDE,BEA, CDE, CEA,DAB, EBC = No. of triangles = n = 10
AB, BC, CD, DE, AE = No of sides = r = 5
Total Number of Triangles =?
We use combination method: 10c5 = 10!/5!(10-5)!=10!/5!5!=(10.9.8.7.126.96.36.199.2.1)/(188.8.131.52.184.108.40.206.2.1)=36
Note: nCr = n!/r!(n-r)!
Answer contributed by: Dr. Nadeem Hussain Qureshi (firstname.lastname@example.org)