# Advent calendar 2019

## 5 December

28 points are spaced equally around the circumference of a circle. There are 3276 ways to pick three of these points.
The three picked points can be connected to form a triangle. Today's number is the number of these triangles that are isosceles.

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Pick one of the 28 points and imagine a line to the point opposite it. There will be 13 points on each side of this line. Picking one of these 13 points and then picking the
corresponding point on the other side of the line gives an isosceles triangle. Therefore there are 13 isosceles triangles with the first chosen point as the point where the two equal sides meet.

There were 28 choices for the first point, and so the total number of isosceles triangles will be 13×28=**364**.