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ABCD is a convex quadrilateral 3,4,5 and 6 points are marked on the sides AB,BC,CD and DA respectively.The number of triangles with vertices on different sides is

$\begin{array}{1 1}(A)\;270\\(B)\;220\\(C)\;282\\(D)\;\text{None of these}\end{array} $

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  • $C(n,r)=\large\frac{n!}{r!(n-r)!}$
The number of triangles with vertices on side AB,BC,CD=$3C_1\times 4C_1\times 5C_1$
Similarly for other cases
$\therefore$ The total number of triangles =$3C_1\times 4C_1\times 5C_1+3C_1\times 4C_1\times 6C_1+3C_1\times 5C_1\times 6C_1+4C_1\times 5C_1\times 6C_1$
$3C_1=\large\frac{3!}{1!2!}$$=3$
$4C_1=\large\frac{4!}{1!3!}$$=4$
$5C_1=\large\frac{5!}{1!4!}$$=5$
$6C_1=\large\frac{6!}{1!5!}$$=6$
$\Rightarrow 3\times 4\times 5+3\times 4\times 6+3\times 5\times 6+4\times 5\times 6$
$\Rightarrow 342$
Hence (D) is the correct answer.
answered Jun 20, 2014 by sreemathi.v
 

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