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