# Count ways to divide circle using N non-intersecting chords

• Difficulty Level : Hard
• Last Updated : 28 May, 2021

Given a number N, find the number of ways you can draw N chords in a circle with 2*N points such that no 2 chords intersect.
Two ways are different if there exists a chord which is present in one way and not in other.
Examples:

```Input : N = 2
Output : 2
Explanation: If points are numbered 1 to 4 in
clockwise direction, then different ways to
draw chords are:
{(1-2), (3-4)} and {(1-4), (2-3)}

Input : N = 1
Output : 1
Explanation: Draw a chord between points 1 and 2.```

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If we draw a chord between any two points, can you observe the current set of points getting broken into two smaller sets S_1 and S_2. If we draw a chord from a point in S_1 to a point in S_2, it will surely intersect the chord we’ve just drawn.
So, we can arrive at a recurrence that Ways(n) = sum[i = 0 to n-1] { Ways(i)*Ways(n-i-1) }.
Here we iterate over i, assuming that size of one of the sets is i and size of another set automatically is (n-i-1) since we’ve already used a pair of points and i pair of points in one set.

## C++

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## Java

 `// Java code to count ways``// to divide circle using``// N non-intersecting chords.``import` `java.io.*;` `class` `GFG {``    ``static` `int` `chordCnt(``int` `A)``    ``{` `        ``// n = no of points required``        ``int` `n = ``2` `* A;` `        ``// dp array containing the sum``        ``int``[] dpArray = ``new` `int``[n + ``1``];``        ``dpArray[``0``] = ``1``;``        ``dpArray[``2``] = ``1``;``        ``for` `(``int` `i = ``4``; i <= n; i += ``2``) {``            ``for` `(``int` `j = ``0``; j < i - ``1``; j += ``2``)``            ``{``                ``dpArray[i] += (dpArray[j] *``                              ``dpArray[i - ``2` `- j]);``            ``}``        ``}` `        ``// returning the required number``        ``return` `dpArray[n];``    ``}``    ``public` `static` `void` `main(String[] args)``    ``{``        ``int` `N;``        ``N = ``2``;``        ``System.out.println(chordCnt(N));``        ``N = ``1``;``        ``System.out.println(chordCnt(N));``        ``N = ``4``;``        ``System.out.println(chordCnt(N));``    ``}``}` `// This code is contributed by Gitanjali.`

## Python 3

 `# python code to count ways to divide``# circle using N non-intersecting chords.``def` `chordCnt( A):` `    ``# n = no of points required``    ``n ``=` `2` `*` `A` `    ``# dp array containing the sum``    ``dpArray ``=` `[``0``]``*``(n ``+` `1``)``    ``dpArray[``0``] ``=` `1``    ``dpArray[``2``] ``=` `1``    ``for` `i ``in` `range``(``4``, n ``+` `1``, ``2``):``        ``for` `j ``in` `range``(``0``, i``-``1``, ``2``):``            ``dpArray[i] ``+``=` `(dpArray[j]``*``dpArray[i``-``2``-``j])` `    ``# returning the required number``    ``return` `int``(dpArray[n])` `# driver code``N ``=` `2``print``(chordCnt( N))``N ``=` `1``print``(chordCnt( N))``N ``=` `4``print``(chordCnt( N))`

## C#

 `// C# code to count ways to divide``// circle using N non-intersecting chords.``using` `System;` `class` `GFG {``    ` `    ``static` `int` `chordCnt(``int` `A)``    ``{``        ``// n = no of points required``        ``int` `n = 2 * A;` `        ``// dp array containing the sum``        ``int``[] dpArray = ``new` `int``[n + 1];``        ``dpArray = 1;``        ``dpArray = 1;``        ` `        ``for` `(``int` `i = 4; i <= n; i += 2)``        ``{``            ``for` `(``int` `j = 0; j < i - 1; j += 2)``            ``{``                ``dpArray[i] += (dpArray[j] * dpArray[i - 2 - j]);``            ``}``        ``}` `        ``// returning the required number``        ``return` `dpArray[n];``    ``}``    ` `    ``// Driver code``    ``public` `static` `void` `Main()``    ``{``        ``int` `N;``        ``N = 2;``        ``Console.WriteLine(chordCnt(N));``        ``N = 1;``        ``Console.WriteLine(chordCnt(N));``        ``N = 4;``        ``Console.WriteLine(chordCnt(N));``    ``}``}` `// This code is contributed by vt_m.`

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Output:

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14```

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