Technical Report CIS9817

Title: A Puzzle, A Sequence and some Consequences
Authors: Alfred M. Bruckstein
Abstract: We are given n rods of lengths 1,2,3,4 ... n. How many different, nondegenerate triangles can we make by choosing three of them? The answer to this question, T(n), and the resulting sequence of integers, are related to several interesting combinatorial results.
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