1970 IMO Problems/Problem 6
Problem
In a plane there are points, no three of which are collinear. Consider all possible triangles having these point as vertices. Prove that no more than of these triangles are acute-angled.
Solution
At most of the triangles formed by points can be acute. It follows that at most out of the triangles formed by any points can be acute. For given points, the maximum number of acute triangles is: the number of subsets of points times . The total number of triangles is the same expression with the first replaced by . Hence at most of the , or , can be acute, and hence at most can be acute. The same argument now extends the result to points. The maximum number of acute triangles formed by points is: the number of subsets of points times . The total number of triangles is the same expression with replaced by . Hence at most of the triangles are acute.
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