Two or more spots are placed anywhere on a circle's circumference. Every pair is joined by a straight line. Given n spots, what is the maximum number of regions into which the circle can be divided?
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Nice work Charlie.
I did the research only to 5 points and never saw the 31. So I stcked to the regular polygon which was clearly wrong.
The corrected formula is n +Sloane's A006522 http://www.research.att.com/projects/OEIS?Anum=A006522
Charlie, the SHIFT-ENTER as opposed to <br>, works fine, thanks
Posted by Hugo
on 2004-12-28 10:09:24