SPUG: Stick Riddle
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Wed Jan 1 18:58:20 CST 2003
> In his college course, he came up with the answer of 50% probability. I
> wrote the attached Perl script to simulate this, and constently get 38%,
> assuming the second split is done on the larger piece.
Don't make assumptions. Instead, use rand to generate two numbers
between 0 and 100, and have those be the 'break points'. You then
determine the length of the three pieces from that. See if that
gives you more accurate* results.
* for differing values of 'accurate'.
Brian Hatch Inside every old person
Systems and is a young person wondering
Security Engineer what the hell happened.
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