SPUG: Stick Riddle

Creede Lambard creede at penguinsinthenight.com
Thu Jan 2 22:57:45 CST 2003

On Thu, 2003-01-02 at 20:39, Jeremy Calvert wrote:
> > Although if A + B = C you have a degenerate triangle
> > (basically, they
> > "add up" to a straight line).
> Fortunately the probability of this happening is 0 and
> doesn't affect one's answer, regardless of
> (reasonable) interpretation of problem.

Not so. If the first break results in two sticks of equal length you
will end up with a degenerate triangle, regardless of where the second
break is made.

Creede Lambard <creede at penguinsinthenight.com>
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