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Python – Find the maximum number of triangles with given points on three lines

  • Last Updated : 16 Aug, 2021
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Given three parallel straight lines l1, l2 and l3 lying in the same plane. Total numbers of m, n and k points lie on the line l1, l2, l3 respectively. This article aims to find the maximum number of triangles formed with vertices at these points. 

Examples: 

Input : m = 14, n = 34, k = 114 
Output : 448708.0

Input : m = 95, n = 77, k = 94 
Output : 2755951.0 
 

Approach-  



  1. Total number of triangle = (m + n + k)C3
  2. Number of triangles that is not valid triangle from l1 plane = mC3
  3. Number of triangles that is not valid triangle from l2 plane = nC3
  4. Number of triangles that is not valid triangle from l3 plane = kC3
  5. so number of valid Triangle = (m + n + k)C3 - mC3 - nC3 - kC3

Below is the Python code implementation of the approach.  

Python3




# Python code implementation
import math
def nooftriangle(m, n, k):
     
    # r1 = (m + n + k)C3
    r1 = math.factorial(m + n + k) / (
            math.factorial(3) * math.factorial(m + n + k - 3))
    # r2 = mC3
    r2 = math.factorial(m) / (math.factorial(3) * math.factorial(m - 3))
     
    # r3 = nC3
    r3 = math.factorial(n) / (math.factorial(3) * math.factorial(n - 3))
     
    #r4 = kC3
    r4 = math.factorial(k) / (math.factorial(3) * math.factorial(k - 3))
     
    result = r1 - r2 - r3 - r4
    return(result)
     
# Driver code
m = 17
n = 16
k = 11
print("Number of triangles : ", nooftriangle(m, n, k))
     

Output: 

Number of triangles :  11839.0

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