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RE: Probability of a Triangle
Posted:
Sep 15, 2004 11:44 AM


And just as a note, Is the third solution shown here (the one for question B below) correct?
Pat Ballew Lakenheath, UK
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Original Message From: ownergeometrypuzzles@mathforum.org [mailto://ownergeometrypuzzles@mathforum.org] On Behalf Of Alexander Bogomolny Sent: Tuesday, September 14, 2004 2:59 AM To: geometrypuzzles@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.cuttheknot.org/Curriculum/Probability/TriProbability.shtml



