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A stick has a length of 5 units. The stick is then broken at two points, chosen at random. What is the probability that all three resulting pieces are longer than 1 unit?

 

My logic: 

 

P(First point makes the first piece one or more) = ⅘

P(Second point makes > 1 length) = ???
 

 May 18, 2020
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Umm why are you trying to cheat with your AoPS homework?

 May 18, 2020
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I'm not trying to cheat! I got 3/5 and no other answer.

CentsLord  May 18, 2020
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Go Here!

https://web2.0calc.com/questions/help_84215

Yor Welcome!
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~HyperYauFarer~

 May 18, 2020
edited by HyperYauFarer  May 18, 2020
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No, that answer's wrong. I know because I found the correct answer by myself! :D I guess I just needed a little more time.

 

The real answer is 4/25 if anyone's wondering.

CentsLord  May 18, 2020

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