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Random cuts form a quadrilateral


Best Answer bonanova, 13 April 2014 - 06:51 AM

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Posted 11 April 2014 - 07:54 PM

If you randomly cut a stick (straight cuts) into four pieces, what is the probability that the resulting pieces will make a quadrilateral? Pentagon? Octagon?


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Posted 13 April 2014 - 06:51 AM   Best Answer

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Posted 22 April 2014 - 12:28 AM

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but then the answer for triangle will be = 1/2. isnt it 1/4?


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