Date: May 29, 1996 11:45 AM
Author: Pat Ballew
Subject: Probability of a Triangle
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