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October 18, 2020

How to Pursue Mathematics after High School?

For Students who are passionate for Mathematics and want to pursue it for higher studies in India and abroad.

Try this beautiful Trigonometry Problem based on Triangle from PRMO -2018, Problem 24.

Triangle Problem - PRMO 2018- Problem 24

If $\mathrm{N}$ is the number of triangles of different shapes (i.e. not similar) whose angles are all integers (in degrees), what is $\mathrm{N} / 100$ ?


  • \(15\)
  • \(22\)
  • \(27\)
  • \(32\)
  • \(37\)

Key Concepts




Suggested Book | Source | Answer

Suggested Reading

Pre College Mathematics

Source of the problem

Prmo-2018, Problem-24

Check the answer here, but try the problem first


Try with Hints

First Hint

Given that $\mathrm{N}$ is the number of triangles of different shapes. Therefore the different shapes of triangle the angles will be change . at first we have to find out the posssible orders of the angles that the shape of the triangle will be different...

Now can you finish the problem?

Second Hint

case 1 : when $ x \geq 1$ & $y \geq 3 \geq 1$
$={ }^{179} \mathrm{C}_{2}=15931$
Case 2 : When two angles are same
2 x+y=180


But we have one case $60^{\circ}, 60^{\circ}, 60^{\circ}$
\text { Total }=89-1=88
Such type of triangle $=3(88)$
When 3 angles are same $=1(60,60,60)$
So all distinct angles's triangles
=15931-(3 \times 88)-1 \
\neq 3 ! \
Now, distinct triangle $=2611+88+1$
=2700 \
N=2700 \
\frac{N}{100}=27 \

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