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Let triangle DEF be equilateral, where the side length is 3. Point G is chosen at random inside the triangle. Find the probability that the length DG is at most 1. 

 

 

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 Jan 8, 2020
edited by Melody  Jan 8, 2020
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First one.

If DG is at most one, we can draw a circle with radius 1 and center D.

We know the circle and triangle will share a 60 degree sector (because equilateral triangles have angle 60 degrees each).

So the area of the sector is pi/6.

The area of the entire equilateral triangle is sqrt3/4*a^2, and since a=3, 9sqrt3/4.

3.8971 is the approx. area of triangle

0.5236 is the approx. area of sector.

So 0.5236/3.8971 is around 0.134356

Or 13.4356%.

 

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 Jan 8, 2020
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what is that in fraction form?

Guest Jan 9, 2020
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Don't be so lazy and work it out yourself!

 

What happened to 'Thanks very much'   That would have been an appropriate response!

Melody  Jan 9, 2020

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