# Geometry

How many ordered triples (a, b, c) of positive integers are there which satisfy the equation a + b + c = 10 ?

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1. if a=1, b+c=9, so 8 there
if a=2, b+c=8. so 7 there
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if a=8, b+c=2, so 1 there
Looks like 1+2+...+8 = 36

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