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Three Ways to Break a Stick

Thomas Bannon 

August 2009, Volume 103, Issue 1, Page 56

Abstract:
The classic problem of finding three ways to find the probability that the pieces of a stick randomly broken in two places will form a triangle is analyzed anew.

Keywords:
Article
Data Analysis & Statistics
Grades 9-12
Geometry & Measurement
Probability
Teacher
Problems
Problem Solving / Problem Posing