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Topic: Probability of a Triangle
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 Pat Ballew Posts: 356 Registered: 12/3/04
Probability of a Triangle
Posted: May 29, 1996 11:45 AM

a) If a unit length segment is randomly broken at two points along
its length, what is the probability that the three pieces created in
this fashion will form a triangle?
b) If the length is broken at a random point, and then one of the two
pieces is randomly selected and broken at a random point on its length
what is the probability that the three pices will form a triangle

Pat Ballew
Misawa, Japan
Pat_Ballew@ccmail.odedodea.edu

Date Subject Author
5/29/96 Pat Ballew
6/5/96 Daniel A. Asimov
6/7/96 Alan Lipp
6/7/96 Daniel A. Asimov
7/12/04 Van L. Nguyen
9/13/04 Alexander Bogomolny
9/15/04 Pat ballew
9/19/04 Alexander Bogomolny
9/15/04 Pat ballew
9/18/04 Alexander Bogomolny