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 A176145 a(n) = n*(n-3)*(n^2-7*n+14)/8. 6
 0, 1, 5, 18, 49, 110, 216, 385, 638, 999, 1495, 2156, 3015, 4108, 5474, 7155, 9196, 11645, 14553, 17974, 21965, 26586, 31900, 37973, 44874, 52675, 61451, 71280, 82243, 94424, 107910, 122791, 139160, 157113, 176749, 198170, 221481, 246790, 274208, 303849 (list; graph; refs; listen; history; text; internal format)
 OFFSET 3,3 COMMENTS Number of points of intersection of diagonals of a general convex n-polygon. (both inside and outside the polygon). n(n-3)/2 (n >= 3) is the number of diagonals of an n-gon (A080956). The number of points (inside or outside), distinct of tops, where these diagonals intersect is : (1/2)( n(n-3)/2)(n(n-3)/2 - 2(n-4) -1) = n(n-3)(n^2 - 7n + 14) / 8. REFERENCES M. Abramowitz and I. A. Stegun, eds., Handbook of Mathematical Functions, National Bureau of Standards Applied Math. Series 55, 1964 (and various reprintings), p. 797. LINKS Vincenzo Librandi, Table of n, a(n) for n = 3..10000 FORMULA G.f.: x^4*(1+3*x^2-x^3)/(1-x)^5. [Colin Barker, Jan 31 2012] a(n) = 5*a(n-1) -10*a(n-2) +10*a(n-3) -5*a(n-4) + a(n-5), with a(3)= 0, a(4)= 1, a(5)=5, a(6)= 18, a(7) = 49. [Bobby Milazzo, Jun 24 2013] a(n) = Sum_{k=(n-3)..(n-2)*(n-3)/2} k. - J. M. Bergot, Jan 21 2015 EXAMPLE For n=3, a(3) = 0 (no diagonals in triangle), For n=4, a(4) = 1 (2 diagonals => 1 point of intersection), For n=5, a(5) = 5 (5 diagonals => 5 points of intersection), For n=6, a(6) = 18 (9 diagonals => 18 points of intersection). MAPLE for n from 3 to 50 do: x:=n*(n-3)*(n^2 - 7*n +14)/8 : print(x):od: MATHEMATICA Table[n*(n - 3)*(n^2 - 7*n + 14)/8, {n, 3, 42}] (* Bobby Milazzo, Jun 24 2013 *) PROG (MAGMA) [n*(n-3)*(n^2 - 7*n + 14) / 8: n in [3..60]]; // Vincenzo Librandi, May 21 2011 (PARI) vector(100, n, (n+2)*(n-1)*(n^2-3*n+4)/8) \\ Derek Orr, Jan 21 2015 CROSSREFS Cf. A080956, A055504. Cf. A000217, A034856, A000124, A005581-A005584. Sequence in context: A109363 A218214 A146213 * A270978 A272512 A257055 Adjacent sequences:  A176142 A176143 A176144 * A176146 A176147 A176148 KEYWORD nonn,easy AUTHOR Michel Lagneau, Apr 10 2010 EXTENSIONS Edited by N. J. A. Sloane, Apr 19 2010 STATUS approved

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