Q: 40 (IAS/2007)

In how many maximum different ways can 3 identical balls be placed in the 12 squares (each ball to be placed in the exact centre of the squares and only one ball is to be placed in one square) shown in the figure given above such that they do not lie along the same straight line?
question_subject: 
Logic/Reasoning
question_year: 
2007
question_exam: 
IAS
question_sub_subject: 
Reasoning
question_topic: 
Analytical
stats: 
0,88,144,56,32,56,88