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Posted 23 January 2008 - 05:14 AM
Posted 23 January 2008 - 03:39 PM
We have a tendency to cut close to the middle.... And thus increase the chances of less than 3 feet.....
Posted 23 January 2008 - 05:30 PM
Let’s say you have a broomstick, 5 ft. long. You cut the stick randomly, anywhere, one time, into two pieces. The question is, what is the probability that you will get 1 piece which is at least 3 feet long?
only a cut between the 2nd and 3rd foot would result in two pieces, both of which are not 3 ft in length. So I would say a 4/5 chance or 80% that one of the pieces will be at least 3 ft long
Posted 23 January 2008 - 05:55 PM
I am no math genius I'm just looking at some details.
Posted 23 January 2008 - 09:18 PM
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