[extropy-chat] what is probability?
spike66 at comcast.net
Sat Jan 13 18:39:05 UTC 2007
> > bounces at lists.extropy.org] On Behalf Of Benjamin Goertzel
> > >
> > > "Consider a fixed circle and select a chord at random.
> > > What is the probability that this random chord is
> > > longer than the side of the equilateral triangle
> > > inscribed in the circle?" (as given by Gillies, 2000)
> > >
> > > At least three very plausible solutions exist to this
> > > problem...
> Cool problem! I see how one could get either one third or one half with
> what appears to be equally valid assumptions... spike
I set this up empirically. The computer says the answer is 1/3. But I
can't be sure I didn't somehow program in the answer.
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