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    n lines in a plane

    find the maximum number of points of intersection and number of regions formed by n lines in a plane(n=0 to 6)
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    Hello, anujgargcool!

    Find the maximum number of points of intersection and
    number of regions formed by n lines in a plane (n=0\text{ to }6)
    . . \begin{array}{c|c|c}<br />
n & \text{Points} & \text{Regions} \\ \hline<br />
0 & 0 & 1 \\ 1 & 0 & 2 \\ 2 & 1 & 4 \\ 3 & 3 & 7 \\ 4 & 6 & 11 \\ 5 & 10 & 16 \\ 6 & 15 & 22 \\ \vdots & \vdots & \vdots \end{array}


    See the pattern?


    . . \begin{array}{ccc}n(\text{Points}) &=& \dfrac{n(n-1)}{2} \\ \\[-3mm] n(\text{Regions}) &=& \frac{1}{2}(n^2+n+2) \end{array}

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