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Topic: Tetrahedron Formation.
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Patrick D. Rockwell

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Tetrahedron Formation.
Posted: Dec 20, 2012 10:20 PM
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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.

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