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Topic: Random Triangle Problem
Replies: 57   Last Post: Aug 17, 1997 10:51 PM

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 Bill Taylor Posts: 1,909 Registered: 12/8/04
Re: Random Triangle Problem
Posted: Jul 24, 1997 11:11 PM

"T. Sheridan" <stop---junk---mail---sparky@navpoint.com> writes:

|> The reason is simple. Just imagine two points are picked. (A,B) They
|> always form a line. [AB} Now there are two perpendiculars extending
|> from each point.
|> . * .
|> | |
|> | |
|> * | * | *
|> | |
|> A------------------B
|> | |
|> | * |
|> | |
|> . * |

|> Unless I'm just wrong :)

You are. Sorry, nice try but no chocolate fish. See my current post, in
which I mention this very error!

|> But the odds against that are .9
|> So I'd say .9 of the time the triangle is obtuse.

Ingenious fellow! :) You must be a Bayesian!! ;-)

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