2017 AIME II Problems/Problem 14
Problem
A grid of points consists of all points in space of the form , where , , and are integers between and , inclusive. Find the number of different lines that contain exactly of these points.
Solution
The easiest way to see the case where the lines are not parallel to the faces, is that a line through the point must contain on it as well, as otherwise the line would not pass through more than 5 points. This corresponds to the 4 diagonals of the cube.
We look at the one from to . The lower endpoint of the desired lines must contain both a 0 and a 2 (if min > 0 then the point will also be on the line for example, 2 applies to the other end), so it can be . Accounting for permutations this is 12 ways, so 12*4 = 48 for this case. The answer is, therefore,
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