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Topic: Probability of a Triangle
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Pat Ballew

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Probability of a Triangle
Posted: May 29, 1996 11:45 AM
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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

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