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** Q 2481280127. ** A straight line segment is 36 cm long. Points are to be

marked on the line from both the end points. From

each end, the first point is at a distance of 1 cm from

the end, the second point is at a distance of 2 cm from

the first point and the third point is at a distance of 3

cm from the second point and so on. If the points on

the ends are not counted and the common points are

counted as one, what is the number of points?

**IAS 2014 Prelims **