2020 USAMO Problems/Problem 5


A finite set $S$ of points in the coordinate plane is called overdetermined if $|S| \ge 2$ and there exists a nonzero polynomial $P(t)$, with real coefficients and of degree at most $|S| - 2$, satisfying $P(x) = y$ for every point $(x, y) \in S$.

For each integer $n \ge 2$, find the largest integer $k$ (in terms of $n$) such that there exists a set of $n$ distinct points that is not overdetermined, but has $k$ overdetermined subsets.


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