A stick is 5 inches long. It is broken at two points, chosen at random. What is the probability that all three pieces are longer than 1 inch?

mathmathj28 Feb 13, 2020

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The probability for the first piece is 4/5, and the probability for the second piece is 4/5, so the probability is 16/25.

Guest Feb 13, 2020

#3**+1 **

Could you please explain your reasoning? I'm confused about why the probability for the second piece is also 4/5.

mathmathj28
Feb 16, 2020