Date: Sep 13, 2004 9:58 PM
Author: Alexander Bogomolny
Subject: Re: Probability of a Triangle
On May 29 15:45:21 1996, Pat Ballew wrote:

> 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

>

See

http://www.cut-the-knot.org/Curriculum/Probability/TriProbability.shtml