```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 Bbelow) correct?   Pat BallewLakenheath, UKMathWords http://www.pballew.net/etyindex.html -----Original Message-----From: owner-geometry-puzzles@mathforum.org[mailto://owner-geometry-puzzles@mathforum.org] On Behalf Of AlexanderBogomolnySent: Tuesday, September 14, 2004 2:59 AMTo: geometry-puzzles@mathforum.orgSubject: Re: Probability of a TriangleOn May 29 15:45:21 1996, Pat Ballew wrote:>     a) If a  unit length segment is randomly broken at two pointsalong >     its length, what is the probability that the three piecescreated in >     this fashion will form a triangle?>     b)  If the length is broken at a random point, and then one ofthe two >     pieces is randomly selected and broken at a random point on itslength >     what is the probability that the three pices will form atriangle>     Seehttp://www.cut-the-knot.org/Curriculum/Probability/TriProbability.shtml
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