CAT 2002 Question Paper Question 33

Question 33

Ten straight lines, no two of which are parallel and no three of which pass through any common point, are drawn on a plane. The total number of regions (including finite and infinite regions) into which the plane would be divided by the lines is


If there are 'm' non-parallel lines, then the maximum number of regions into which the plane is divided is given by


In this case, 'm' = 10

So, the number of regions into which the plane is divided is (10*11/2) + 1 = 56


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