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A bag contains some sticks with lengths three feet, four feet, five feet, six feet, seven feet, and eight feet.  Three sticks are chosen at random.

a) What is the probability that a triangle can be formed with the three chosen sticks?

b) What is the probability a right triangle can be formed with the three sticks?

 Oct 14, 2020
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a) The probability is 7/30.

 

b) The probability is 2/15.

 Nov 29, 2020

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