Date: Dec 20, 2012 10:20 PM Author: Patrick D. Rockwell Subject: Tetrahedron Formation. If I break a stick into 6 pieces, what is the probability that they

can form a tetrahedron?

In general, if I break a stick into (n*n+n)/2 pieces, what is the

probability that they can form an n-simplex?

I know that the longest piece must be no more than 0.5 of the lengh of

the original unbroken stick.

Thanks in advance.