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  • From Stick to a Triangle

     Puzzle Prime updated 1 year, 9 months ago 2 Members · 3 Posts
  • Puzzle Prime

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    October 9, 2018 at 6:18 pm

    If you break a stick into three pieces, what is the probability that they can form a triangle?

  • Josefina

    Member
    November 5, 2018 at 6:59 am

    P=n/s

    =3/3

    =1

  • Puzzle Prime

    Administrator
    November 5, 2018 at 2:16 pm

    I am not sure what you denote by n and s in this formula, but the answer is less than 1 = 100%. Keep in mind that three sticks will form a triangle if the sum of the lengths of the two short ones is larger than the length of the longest one.

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