Date: Sep 15, 2004 11:44 AM
Author: Pat ballew
Subject: RE: Probability of a Triangle

 
And just as a note, Is the third solution shown here (the one for question B
below) correct?

Pat Ballew
Lakenheath, UK

MathWords http://www.pballew.net/etyindex.html


-----Original Message-----
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[mailto://owner-geometry-puzzles@mathforum.org] On Behalf Of Alexander
Bogomolny
Sent: Tuesday, September 14, 2004 2:59 AM
To: geometry-puzzles@mathforum.org
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