n-gon sequence
Brendan McKay
bdm at cs.anu.edu.au
Sun Oct 13 15:52:49 CEST 2002
* Jon Perry <perry at globalnet.co.uk> [021013 23:02]:
> Is this sequence known? I've only worked out the first 2 terms of each.
>
> The maximum number of intersections of k n-gons.
>
> e.g. with triangles, the sequence opens 0,6 - my next term is 16, but this
> is without proof.
>
> For the general n-gon, the sequence always opens 0,2n
Can you give a more precise definition please? It is easy to
draw 3 triangles so that each pair intersect in 6 points and
all intersections are distinct, making 18 altogether. So I
guess you must mean something else.
Brendan.
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