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Patrick D. Rockwell

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Registered: 12/12/04
Simplex Formation
Posted: Dec 22, 2012 9:54 PM
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If I break a stick into six random sized pieces, what is the
probability that I can use them to form a tetrahedron
(regular or otherwise)?

In general, if I break a stick into (N*N+N)/2 random pieces, what is
the probability that I can use them to form an N
simplex(regular or otherwise)?

I know that the largest piece can't be more that 0.5 of the lengh of
the original stick as is true with the
traditional broken stick problem.

Thanks in advance.

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