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Topic: Simplex construction
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Patrick D. Rockwell

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Simplex construction
Posted: Nov 18, 2013 7:48 PM
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If you break a stick into six randomly sized pieces, what is the probability that they will form a tetrahedron?

Can you do it for (n*n-n)/2 pieces to form an n simplex? So far, the only thing that I have to go on is
That the largest piece can't be longer than the total length of the other pieces as would be true if we were building a triangle (2 simplex). Thanks in advance for any help.

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