ERIC Number: EJ273195
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1982-Dec
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An Interesting Probability Problem.
Woodward, Ernest; Ridenhour, Jim R.
Mathematics Teacher, v75 n9 p765-68 Dec 1982
The problem involves randomly breaking a stick into three pieces and using the pieces to form a triangle. The probability of getting a triangle is calculated using four different solution methods. Two unique problem interpretations are noted, and one solution method involves a BASIC program. (MP)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Guides - Classroom - Learner
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