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# Random cuts form a quadrilateral

Started by BMAD, Apr 11 2014 07:54 PM

2 replies to this topic

### #1

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?

### #2

Posted 13 April 2014 - 06:51 AM Best Answer

Spoiler for For starters

*The greatest challenge to any thinker is stating the problem in a way that will allow a solution.*

- Bertrand Russell

### #3

Posted 22 April 2014 - 12:28 AM

Spoiler for For starters

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

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