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A Problem in Geometric Probability

Year of Award: 1971

Publication Information: Mathematics Magazine, vol. 43, 1970, pp. 237-244

Summary: The author provides a solution to the problem: Let there be given three points at random in an arbitrary rectangle. What is the probability that the triangle thus formed is obtuse?

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About the Author: (from Mathematics Magazine, vol. 43 (1970)) Eric Langford was at the University of Maine, Orono, at the time of publication.

 

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The author provides a solution to the problem: <em>Let there be given three points at random in an arbitrary rectangle. What is the probability that the triangle thus formed is obtuse?</em>

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