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There are 55 connections, since there are curved connections too.

For a 100 pointed rose, 5050 connection including the curves.

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So basically, you guys are saying that the answer is the sum of all integers between 1 and n, inclusive, where n = the number of points. Gauss gives us the equation cnt = (n*(n-1))/2 to determine the solution. It’s worth noting that you’d still have to subtract n from this value if the circle were a polygon.

Yes, Holosim, the answer is the sum of the first

nwhole numbers. If you look at the lines, you will see the outermost lines form ann-sided polygon. So if you posed the puzzle within the boundary of a polygon, those lines would already be covered, which explains why you would have to subtractnfrom the formula.